Jordan Muslim Brotherhood: Israel, U.S. main losers in Mubarak ouster
Group advises U.S. to change policies towards region, says political changes should send clear message to Israel regarding peace treaty.
The Muslim Brotherhood movement in Jordan, the country's main opposition group, described Saturday the downfall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as a "historic victory" with the United States and Israel as the main losers.
"The victory scored by this revolution is in the first place directed against the United States, which so far sponsored the toppled regime, and wanted it as a strong ally and defender of the Zionist entity and an enemy of the Arab jihad and resistance movements," the group said in its first reaction to the developments.
It advised the U.S. and other western governments "to realize the lesson inferred from the victory of Egyptian revolution by acting seriously to change their policies towards this region."
The group also said that the political changes should send "a clear message" to Israel, which "thought that its security has been secured" by a 1979 peace treaty with Egypt.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he hopes whichever government rules Egypt will respect the treaty. Jordan and Egypt are the only two Arab states to have concluded official peace treaties with Israel.