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Baradei rejects 'anti-US' tag

Mohammed El Baradei, former head of the United Nations nuclear agency the IAEA, wants to become the next president of Egypt.

"To me it is not the most important that I win," he told Today presenter Sarah Montague. "To me the most important is to put the country on the right track towards full fledged democracy and social justice."

But he rejected claims that he would bring Egypt closer to countries like Iran and Syria and away from the US and Israel.

"Our focus right now to make sure that we are empowered as Egyptians," he said. "If you really want a global security system sustainable, it has to be based on equality and fairness."

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