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Former foreign minister and presidential candidate Amr Moussa speaks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo March 11, 2014. Egyptian leaders should leave the door open for the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to re-enter politics if the group accepts the constitution, Moussa said in a rare call for reconciliation. To match Interview EGYPT-MOUSSA/ REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih(EGYPT – Tags: POLITICS)

Cairo- Former Secretary-General of the Arab League Amr Moussa belittled the effect of presidential elections in the U.S. on the Arabs. “There hasn’t been any radical changes in the U.S. presidents’ policies since the end of World War II”, Moussa told Asharq-al-Awsat.

Moussa said it is unlikely to witness a change with Donald Trump reaching the White House, stressing that the newly elected president should not restrict his attention to pushing the peace process in the Middle East, especially regarding the Palestinian cause. Moussa warned of passing any peace process without a clear resolution from the Security Council of specific bases, requirements and timeline.

Former Secretary-General of the Arab League called for adopting new Arab policies regarding current crises, highlighting the fact that the Egyptian-Saudi relations are the backbone of Arab political movement given their importance in striking regional balance in the Middle East in the face of excessive interference in Arab affairs.

“The strength of Egypt and Saudi Arabia united represents the required protection of the Arab presence and strategic interests towards upcoming challenges and risks,” said Moussa. He urged Arabs to focus on mutual policies that contribute to planning the region’s future especially in Syria, Libya, Iraq and Yemen.

Commenting on the Iranian role and its expansion in the region, he rejected what has been announced earlier by Iranian politicians that Iran has control over decision-making in four Arab countries. He also criticized the control of U.S., Russia, Iran and Turkey over the decision-making in Syria.

Speaking on his vision towards combat of terrorism in the region, Moussa stated that the pursued goals should be achieved and wars shouldn’t be used for seizing power in certain areas or evil agendas.

“Beware not only of external plans but also of internal failure in governing and implementation of a reform.” Moussa added.