Israeli defense minister: Relationship with Egypt "not under risk"
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Sunday in an interview with US broadcaster ABC that the peaceful relationship between Israel and Egypt is safe despite the resignation of president Hosny Mubarak, dpa reported.
"I don't think that the relationship between Israel and Egypt is under any risk or that any kind of operational risk that is waiting us behind the corner," Barak said, adding that Israel "will take care of its security."
The Israeli defense minister also denied any comparison between the unrest in Egypt and the Islamic Revolution that took place in 1979, when the Shah was forced to leave Iran.
"I don't believe that something similar to the Iranian events several years ago is happening now. I think that the Egyptians, they have their own way," Barak said.
"I think that the direction is something which emerges very genuinely and in a spontaneous manner. It was not something that was organized by extremist groups of Muslim radical origins. And I think that we should respect their intention and need. I think that they have to listen to voices from the rest of the world."