The Khamenei-Hezbollah rift over Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi

The Islamic Republic relies on the Lebanese Hezbollah foot soldiers to carry out its policies in Syria. (IranWire) By Parvaneh Masoumi March 19, 2018 A rift has emerged between Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah following comments made by Hezbollah’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. In a speech, the Hezbollah leader highlighted differences of opinion regarding the [...]

By |March 19th, 2018|Egypt, Lebanon|

Egypt’s El-Sissi warns Iran to stop “meddling” in region

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi. (MENA file via AP) By Hamza Hendawi November 9, 2017 Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi said Wednesday that Iran must stop "meddling" in the Middle East and the security of Arab Gulf countries must not be threatened, but he underscored that he does not want war and believes dialogue can [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|Egypt, Middle East|

Egypt responds to Iranian remarks on Cairo’s ‘wrong’ regional policies

Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukry. (AP) By Ashraf Abd al-Hameed November 2, 2017 The Egyptian foreign ministry responded to Iran’s statements about Egypt’s policy in the Middle East and which an Iranian foreign ministry spokesperson described as “wrong.” Ahmed Abu Zeid, the Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson, said stability in the Middle East is one [...]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Egypt|

While Saudi-led Gulf bloc adopt counter-terrorism model, Doha joined Iran-led axis signing undisclosed security deal with US

Chiefs of staff of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition pose for a picture during a meeting in the capital Riyadh on March 27, 2016. (AFP) Track Persia - July 25, 2017 Saudi Arabia and Egypt have developed their alliance further to become a pan-Arab bloc against Iranian attempts to become a [...]

By |July 25th, 2017|Egypt, Middle East, North America, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, USA|

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over supporting sectarian terrorists, backing Iranian agenda

June 5, 2017 Qatar has come under a far-reaching boycott at the hands of the most powerful Arab governments for taking Iran’s side against its Sunni Arab fellows.  Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirate and Bahrain announced early Monday, June 5, that they were breaking off diplomatic ties and all land, sea and airports [...]

By |June 5th, 2017|Bahrain, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Egypt-Iran relations in spot after Iraqi Shi’i cleric visited Cairo

Track Persia - Apr 25, 2017 Ammar al-Hakim, one of Iraq’s prominent Shi’i clerics and politicians, travelled to Cairo this week in a visit that highlighted the warming relations between Egypt and Iran, Hakim’s main sponsor. Hakim and his delegation of Iraqi political figures were in Cairo ostensibly to promote their vision for a post-Islamic [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Egypt, Iraq|

Egyptian small arms cache uncovered, further Iranian connection

Apr 25, 2017 Recent news reports have revealed that an arms cache in use by the Muslim Brotherhood was recently uncovered by Egyptian Security Forces in the vicinity of Alexandria. A number of small arms and explosive devices were uncovered, several of which will be noted below due to their peculiarity. However one of the [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Egypt|

Iranian weapons taken by IS in Syria may have killed Egyptian soldiers in Sinai

Apr 17, 2017 A video published online by the Islamic State group showing snipers from Wilayat Sinai, the group’s Egyptian affiliate, shooting Egyptian soldiers has many asking how the advanced sniper equipment fell into IS hands. Military analysts in Egypt who spoke to a news website run by Al Arabiya suggested that the weapons seen in [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Egypt, Syria|

Iranian attempt to smuggle drugs into Egypt

December 18, 2016 The Egyptian Interior Ministry on Friday announced that it had seized large amounts of narcotics from an Iranian ship passing through the Red Sea, posting video footage of the massive haul seized and detaining several crewmembers, four of them were Iranians. According to a statement from the ministry “In the framework of [...]

By |December 18th, 2016|Egypt|

Egypt denies rift with Saudi, drift toward Iran

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri looks over a document during a meeting of Arab foreign ministers. (Reuters) December 10, 2016 Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri on Saturday hailed a "special relationship" with Saudi Arabia, denying reports that the two powerful Arab nations had fallen out after Egypt expressed support for the Russian intervention [...]

By |December 10th, 2016|Egypt, Saudi Arabia|