Jehan Sadat: Field Marshal Amer was murdered

In an interview conducted by Amr al-Leithy and broadcast on Al-Hayat on the anniversary of the liberation of Sinai on Saturday, Jehan Sadat recounted the story of Field Marshal Abdel Hakim Amer.
Q: Was Field Marshal Amer murdered or did he commit suicide?
A: (Laughing) of course he was murdered. Why would he commit suicide?  He and Nasser were like brothers.
Q: But how can someone kill his brother?
A: It was not Nasser. It was those around him.
Q: Could anyone do so without referring to the president first?
A: Very difficult indeed, but I know how much Nasser loved him.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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