An Interview with Mubarak

The Arabs must move faster. To be slow now is dangerous.

Since he became President of Egypt 15 months ago, following the assassination of Anwar Sadat by Muslim extremists, Hosni Mubarak, 54, has tried to re-establish his country's position of leadership in the Arab world. Though he has had his differences with Israel, particularly since the Israeli invasion of Lebanon last summer, he remains committed to the Camp David peace treaty with Israel and the U.S. Before leaving for the U.S. for discussions with President Reagan this week, a clearly worried Mubarak talked for 80 minutes with TIME Cairo Bureau Chief Robert...

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