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Mubarak: No one takes Egypt seriously any more

A leaked audio of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has surfaced in which he criticises Egypt's current state of affairs.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has criticised the weak state the country has reached after he stepped down, a leaked interview appears to show.

In the audio, which was released on Facebook by a group called "Asef Ya Rayes" (Sorry Mr President), a man who is said to be Mubarak can be heard saying:

The whole world doesn't take us seriously any more. All the world knows we have become a weak nation. Although we held a lot of weight previously.

Speaking about Ethiopia's Renaissance Dam, Mubarak says: "They [Ethiopians] didn't dare say anything to me… At the time I had the Tupolev aircraft which I could use to strike the dam, destroying it with a single shot."

The audio recording could not be verified.

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