Ayman Nour Asked Rice for Nuclear Energy Cooperation Before Gamal Mubarak
AlGhad Party leader Ayman Nour who is currently in prison for running for the first presidential elections has asked U.S. Secretary Condoleezza Rice seven months ago to look into whether Egypt can benefit from a U.S. offer to help developing countries develop nuclear energy.
At the annual convention of the ruling National Democratic Party, the son of the president, Gamal Mubarak suggested that Egypt can make use of nuclear energy. The President seconds the son’s idea at the closing speech of the conference by wanting a national debate on the use of nuclear energy.
If there is such concurrence of ideas between Al Ghad and the National Democratic Partyies, why Ayman Nour is in prison? Apparently, it is a rivalry battle for proving supremacy of ideas. Gamal Mubarak did not come with an innovative idea.
In a diplomatic move, the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Francis Ricciardone, offered the United States’ assistance to help Egypt to have nuclear energy. So Gamal Mubarak’s move to dissociate himself from the American image was not so successful. The United States will always be there either to give its expertise and oversee the process making sure that Egypt is not going rogue.