Egyptian Consultation Council denounces strikes against Iraq,
Egypt-Regional, Politics, 12/26/1998
The Egyptian Consultation Council started today its session under the chairmanship of Mustafa Kanal Helmi to resume discussing the report of the private committee regarding President Mubarak's statement at the opening of the parliamentary session.
The council announced at the beginning of the session its denounciation of the US - British attack on Iraq. The statement of the council's Arab and foreign affairs committee opposed striking at Iraq as well as the double standard policy it said is practiced by the United States.
Sheikh Ikermeh Sabri, Jerusalem's Mufti, launched yesterday a severe attack on the United States and accused it of trying to submit the Arab and the Islamic countries to its control.
He warned against the result of this action and assured that the Arab and Moslem people will not submit to the US and British will.
He criticized the US attack on Iraq and described it as a monstrous action and said that it "embarrassed the Arab states."
This came at the Friday address delivered by Sheikh Ikermeh in Al Aqsa mosque.
also, Christian clerics in Syria denounced the US - British attacks on Iraq, saying that it forms a severe provocation of Arab dignity.
In their addresses during Christmas celebrations yesterday they denounced the use of aggression as a way to solve disputes among the countries, and they denounced the application of measures against Iraq that are not applied to other states.
They also stated that Israel committed "massacres against Lebanon's children days ago and no action was taken against it."
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