WATCH: What Mubarak said about Qatar and its role in the region

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Qatari Prince Hamad bin al-Khalifa al-Thani have never been on good terms. Their relationship has been tainted by tension that is very similar to their clashes in the media.

Mubarak said in previous statements, that the reason for his hostility towards the Qatari regime is due to the former Emir of Qatar's coup against his father Sheikh Khalifa al-Thani in 1995. While Sheikh Khalifa was in Cairo and then went on a trip to Europe, he became aware that his son toppled him.


Mubarak said he knew of the conspiracies Qatar wove against its Arab neighbors to spread chaos and was aware of Qatar's involvement in the demonstrations that fueled the January 2011 revolution.

In 2009, after the Palestinians tried to storm Egypt's borders from the Rafah crossing and enter the towns of El Arish and Rafah, it was a plan adopted and sponsored by Qatar.

Mubarak was speaking about Qatar in front of security and military leaders, saying that Egypt could have responded aggressively to the poisoned media campaigns and the pressures exerted on it by a neighboring country, referring to Qatar, but Egypt rises above the petty things.

In the same speech, Mubarak told Qatari officials: "Your homes are made of glass, don’t gamble on Egypt and its role in serving and supporting the Palestinian cause."

In an interview with a US satellite channel, Mubarak was asked about Qatar's assistance to Hamas. "If they will help them solve the peace issue, I welcome them as long as they see that they have the ability to help and solve the crucial issue of the Arab nation," he said.

In a leaked audio, Mubarak answered a question about Qatar by the editor of the Egyptian youm7 newspaper. “Qatar is working for its best interest and benefit, no one else matters, I never trusted them, they hide behind the US military base that exists on their land.”

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