Al Arabiya, an Emirati TV channel aired today an interview with Ahmed Abul Gheit, Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, who warned that the army would intervene if there is a chaotic situation in the country.
Abul Gheit emphasized that the Constitution must be preserved until it is changed to protect Egypt “from some adventurers or personalities” who can say who will supervise the interim phase of the process. “If that happens, the Constitution will not work and, therefore, the Armed Forces will be pushed to defend the Constitution and the national security of Egypt because they must fulfill their oath and we will be a very dangerous situation,” he said.
The committee for constitutional and legislative reform appointed by President Mubarak agreed to modify six articles of the constitution today, including those related to term limits and the requirements for a presidential candidate.
“One of the reasons are the results of recent parliamentary elections, society saw them and everyone should be honest with themselves,” said Abul Gheit while talking about the riots, which happened due to allegations of fraud by humanitarian organizations and opposition.
The Egyptian top diplomat said that another reason is the advanced age of the president, the ignorance of his successor and, therefore, the rumors about the inheritance of power.”