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  • Wednesday ,01 January 2014
العربية

International pressure

By-MOSTAFA EL-FIQI

Opinion

00:01

Wednesday ,01 January 2014

International pressure

Arab countries in general, and Egypt in particular, seem too concerned and are overreacting to Western criticism to the point that we misguidedly view the West’s censure as a declaration of war declaration while its approval is the way to avoid intervention in our internal policy.

Thus, we have to justify the reasons behind any decision so that the West and the U.S. administration are convinced, forgive us, and subsequently halt their media criticisms, economic menacing and political signals.
 
I completely understand that the world has become one big village: principals of human rights are indivisible and the achievement of a global stability is necessity give how turmoil and uprisings are infectious diseases that could spread from one country to the next.
 
I also understand that international law sometimes justifies the foreign intervention in a state’s internal policy in order to ensure the implementation of universal principals of law enforcement, human rights, minority rights or even proper environmental measures. What I do not understand is when foreign powers interfere in an internal policy of an independent country in order to alter its national path in way that is incompatible with the country’s interest but satisfies foreign powers’ agenda.
 
The decision makers behind such interference would appear undecided, distracted and probably as if they are responding to pressure to the point that they might change the country’s national path accordingly.
 
The U.S. administration and the U.K., along with an Islamic state and an Arab state, are trying to subject the Egyptian government to their vision and agenda. They brandish political issues, including the halting of U.S.’s “conditional” aid to military cooperation with Egypt, and in doing so are disrupting Egypt’s regional and international leadership.