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Pakistani nuclear physicist reveals shocking reasons behind coup against Egypt's Mursi

Many do not know that Mursi agreed with the Russians to re-operate an Egyptian nuclear reactor enriched with uranium that would generate electricity, says Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan

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The father of the Pakistani atomic bomb made some shocking claims about the reason behind the coup carried out against the Mohammed Mursi administration in 2013 and the possible role played by the U.S. and Israel in ousting Egypt’s first democratically-elected president, according to the Middle East Monitor.

Pakistani nuclear physicist Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, in a Facebook post, stated that President Mursi had made a deal with the Russians that would give Cairo the power to export enough electricity to light the entire continent of Africa.

“President Mursi traveled to Russia, India and Pakistan, but many do not know that he agreed with the Russians to re-operate an Egyptian nuclear reactor enriched with uranium that would generate electricity,” Khan said.

“Do the Egyptians know that the results of this visit have been the most frightening to the West? Egypt would have solved the electricity problem in the country forever, as well as exported enough electricity to light the continent of Africa.”

Israel pressured Germany not to sell submarines to Mursi’s Egypt

Khan also shed light on the Israeli role that influenced the course of events during Mursi’s era.

“The Egyptians should know that during the rule of President Morsi, Egypt received two German submarines. Israel had pressured Germany to prevent Egypt gaining possession of such submarines, which are capable of hitting an aircraft carrier if Egypt has the right missiles,” Khan continued.

The nuclear physicist highlighted the significance of Egypt possessing a military satellite, for which Mursi had been negotiating with Indian scientists, which would allow a comprehensive surveillance of Israel. He stated that had it not been for the 2013 coup, Egypt would have come close to possessing such a powerful satellite.

US prevents Egypt from acquiring missiles

Khan stated that U.S. pressure on the army prevented Egypt from acquiring missiles from Russia.

President Mursi allegedly told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Egypt needed missiles, and sent Major General Al-Tarraz to negotiate the deal, for which Russia officially agreed to sign. However, the deal failed due to a U.S. intervention.

Mursi, Egypt's first freely-elected president, died after falling into a coma inside his soundproof glass cage during his trial on "espionage" charges.

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