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Former Tunisian President: UAE is a virus destroying Arab experiences


As an indication of its subversive interventions and its leadership to counter-revolution, a former Arab president described the UAE as a virus destroying Arab experiences.

Former Tunisian President, Moncef Marzouki, warned of the dangers of foreign intervention to sabotage the democratic experiment in his country and the Arab countries, especially the UAE.

Al-Irada movement and Wafa Movement, headed by Marzouki, announced a joint initiative to enter the next elections, to achieve the objectives of the revolution and put the country on the track. The bilateral alliance announced the objectives of the new initiative and the selected Marzouki as a candidate for the presidential elections.

Al-Marzouqi stressed the need to put an end to the interference of foreign powers, describing the UAE as a “virus to destroy Arab experiences.” He pointed out that Qatar is one of the countries that helped Tunisia. “There is a difference between who wants to help and try to sabotage Tunisia.”

In a speech at the press conference, Marzouki said that “the Tunisian people today want alternatives, but the alternatives must be on moral grounds, led by clean personalities and have a national history.” We are looking for commonalities based on constants in order to improve the countries conditions. Today, things are turning in favor of the revolutions of the new Arab Spring.”

He stressed that “this initiative comes in interaction with the Arab revolutions,” stressing that they will be an example of the Algerian revolution “by choosing representatives away from foreign interference” and that it “an open initiative to all strata of the revolution, and the fulfillment of the demands and blood of martyrs.”

Marzouki also stressed that he stands “with all the unification initiatives initiated by a number of independents” who will be their partners in the upcoming elections, noting that “working will be with all the forces that seek to be the real alternative, which is in the process of rallying to save Tunisia.”

He added that they will work to “save Tunisia from the current rulers,” stressing that “all the corruption and devastation in the country, and whatever wastes the gains of the revolution will be addressed.”

He pointed out that they “demand the judiciary to detect abuses,” and that “they will not accept elections that do not meet the requirements of integrity.” At the same time, he called “all the forces that love the country to leave the side interests, because the most important thing now is put the country back on the track and to make parliament and presidential elections with united efforts.”

In response to a question about the role he played during his presidency, which some people see without hope, Marzouki said that he kept Tunisia and its image, pointing out that “the completion of the Constitution and the maintenance of the homeland and the stability will be remembered by history” and that they will continue the work they started.

On the other hand, Marzouki criticized “the ruling class which failed to establish a constitutional court and made Tunisia in the blacklisted.”

For his part, the head of Wafa Movement, Abdul Raouf Ayadi, said that they “decided to enter into an electoral coalition and they stand with any initiative towards unification, especially as they began to search for parties that share with them the same goals since 2015.” He pointed out to ” Joint research, an initiative based on a political partnership to build a unified entity and to bring together the revolutionary diaspora.”

He said that “the head of the Electoral Commission, Shafik Sursar, had already stated at a meeting of lawyers on the entry of large funds to create a political scene hybrid, through the Fund and the elections.”

“What happened in the Tunisian revolution was local and international to create an abnormal scene with foreign and UAE agendas, which resulted in an entity unlike Tunisians,” Ayadi said.