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    United States are using terrorism all over the world for their own purposes, Amr Abdel-Samie, the analyst and director of Egyptian Al Ahram newspaper told International News Agency Rossiya Segodnya Friday.

    MOSCOW, May 30 (RIA Novosti) – United States are using terrorism all over the world for their own purposes, Amr Abdel-Samie, the analyst and director of Egyptian Al Ahram newspaper told International News Agency Rossiya Segodnya Friday.

    “The US has become the main supporter of Islamist terrorism all over the world for the past three years. They use it to undermine other countries’ national regimes to pursue US political goals,” Abdel-Samie said.

    “Western authorities continually repeat they firmly oppose terrorism, but this is not true,” the analyst claimed.

    As an example Abdel-Samie recalled recent terrorist attacks in Chinese Xinjiang.

    “It is clear that the US would be quite satisfied with China’s weakening, as a result we see Islamists terrorist attacks in Xinjiang, despite all the attempts of the Chinese government to surpass them. The same can be said about terrorist attacks in Russian Caucasus. The coalition between China and Russia became a serious irritation factor for the US. The reasons are clear,” Al Ahram director asserted.

    “The combined powers of Russia and China is very impressive,” he said, adding that getting the effective cooperation between the two countries on track will make them invincible.

    The head of Egyptian newspaper said that the vivid example of such cooperation is the recent gas contract between Russia and China, which increases Russian pressure on Europe, US main political ally.

    “Russia managed to create a union with China in order to weaken American influence. This is one big loss in a series of upcoming American defeats. The US can do nothing to oppose this alliance from the military, economic and political point of view. That’s why they apply 'shadow' methods of influence, including Islamist terror attacks, which are used in the Middle East for quite a long time to America’s personal purposes,” Abdel-Samie claimed.

    “It would be logical to assume that the strengthening of Russian-Chinese relations will encourage America to intensify the pressure on these two countries using such method,” he added.

    The analyst however noted that this method is very unreliable and that in such countries as Libya, Syria and Egypt, for instance, Americans supported local Islamists, but did not get the result they expected.

    Speaking about the Ukrainian crisis, Abdel-Samie turns to the issue of US double standards.

    “The US supported military coup, organized by a small group of people in Kiev against Ukrainian president Yanukovych and at the same time did not recognize peaceful demonstrations in Egypt, supported by millions of people across the country to overthrow Morsi regime. Everywhere in the world United States is on the side of forces, using plainly terrorist methods. This has become a steady ignored by the western media,” he concluded.

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