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  2/7/2011, Adar 3, 5771

WikiLeaks: Suleiman Demonized Muslim Brotherhood


New cables that were leaked by WikiLeaks and published Sunday by Reuters show that Egypt's new vice president, Omar Suleiman, sought to demonize the Muslim Brotherhood in his contacts with U.S. officials.

The leaked documents say that Suleiman, while serving as Egypt's intelligence chief, accused the Brotherhood of spawning armed extremists. They also say that in 2008 Suleiman warned that if Iran ever backed the banned Islamist group, Tehran would become "our enemy."