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Qatari government-funded, pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera satellite TV at 1909 gmt carries reports and interviews with Egyptian figures as part of its "Post Revolution Egypt" feature moderated by Anchor Muhammad Kurayshan. The feature discusses Egypt's foreign policy, particularly Egypt's relations with the United States in the post revolution era.
At the beginning of the programme Al-Jazeera television cites a dispatch by its Cairo Correspondent Samir Umar as saying that as a result of Egyptian President Mubarak's policies "that were criticized by many Egyptians and Arabs" Egypt lost much of its influence on the African and international level. Therefore, it is not surprising for the Egyptian revolution to seek to change Egypt's foreign policy as one of its main objectives." Umar adds that during Mubarak's era, "Egypt was accused of giving in to the US and Israeli policies. After the revolution, it appears that the situation has differed much, at least with respect to the United States for Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi said that the relations of the United States with Egypt will remain important and strategic, a statement that was criticized by many quarters of the revolutionaries."
Al-Jazeera then cites Muhammad Qandil, spokesman for the Kifayah Movement as saying: "We reject the relations of subservience to the United States and call for cancelling the US assistance and dissolve its commission in Egypt and call for the reassessment of the agreements, that we call subservience agreements, that were concluded with Israel, starting with the QIZ [Qualifying Industrial Zones] agreement and the agreement on the export of gas." Correspondent Umar adds that the "revolutionaries" call for the reassessment of relations with Iran and Turkey to enhance them "and adopt a balanced foreign policy that safeguards the dignity of the Egyptians and allows Egypt to …