In Algiers, former Egyptian Army Chief of Staff, General Saad Eddine Chazly, said on Tuesday (27 March) that the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt would be the cause of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's downfall.
GV Algerian official introducing General Saad Eddine Chazly to newsmen (French speech).
TOP VIEW General Chazly speaking to newsmen (in Arabic) followed by French translation with newsmen listening. (15 SHOTS)
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Background: In Algiers, former Egyptian Army Chief of Staff, General Saad Eddine Chazly, said on Tuesday (27 March) that the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt would be the cause of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's downfall. General Chazly made these remarks at a news conference in Algiers, where he is now living in exile.
SYNOPSIS: General Chazly was introduced to newsmen by an Algerian official. Chazly was sacked as army chief by President Sadat during the 1973 war with Israel. He resigned as ambassador to Spain when Sadat visited Israel.
General Chazly, who was speaking in Arabic with a French translation, said that Egypt was governed by an autocratic regime with President Sadat being the only man in the seat of power. He said President Sadat had built "castles in the air" with the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.
General Chazly told the news conference that Sadat's regime was doomed; something, he said, even Israel and the United States must realise. He called the treaty an agreement which was only binding for President Sadat, and that it would disappear when he goes.
The General concluded that Sadat's downfall was inevitable. Then, Egypt would once again take up the cause of the Palestinian and the Arabs which it betrayed by signing the treaty.