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Iranian arms going to ISIS-linked ‘Sinai Province’ terror group

ISIS terrorists using Iranian-made weapons. (screenshot / ISIS video) August 9, 2016 Iranian arms are appearing in the hands of the Sinai Province branch of the Da’esh (ISIS) terrorist organization. An image seen on Twitter over the weekend showed Islamic State terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula holding the Iranian-made AM-50 Sayyad rifle. View [...]

By |August 9th, 2016|Egypt|

Iran condemns Egypt MPs’ presence at opposition rally as Tehran anger grows

Condemnation of Egyptian participation in anti-government rally in Paris follows similar condemnations of Saudi Arabia and France. July 15, 2016 Iran has summoned Egypt's top envoy in Tehran to "strongly protest" against the attendance of Egyptian lawmakers at an annual rally of an exiled opposition group, state media said. An Iranian foreign ministry [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|Egypt|

Tehran, Cairo to relaunch energy trade

June 22, 2016 Iranian media have quoted the deputy head of the Association of Petrochemical Industry Corporation (APIC) as saying on Tuesday that following Cairo’s recent “green light” to Iran to transfer crude oil to European countries through Egypt’s SUMED pipeline, Iran has been in talks with the North African country to sell it liquefied [...]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Egypt|

Iran’s Relationship with Terrorist Organizations: A study of Iranian violence psychology

June 9, 2016 ♦ Introduction Iran’s policy makers are aware that their policies have supported, both politically and religiously, extremists and militants in the region and around the world. Perhaps these policies are undertaken to serve the political or sectarian interests of Iran and its allies. Iran’s policies presented themselves as being morals-based, and this [...]

By |June 9th, 2016|Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen|

NO surprise: Iranians float idea Israel responsible for Egypt Air crash

May 23, 2016 True to form, the Iranian semi-official FARS News Agency has claimed many Egyptians believe Israel was behind the crash of an EgyptAir A320 in the Mediterranean Sea last week. According to the Islamist news agency, "the Egyptian media" have speculated that the crash might have been the result of "Israeli fighter jets' exercises in [...]

By |May 23rd, 2016|Egypt, Isreal|

Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood: The best of enemies?

Then Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi (R) greets Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Cairo in February 2013. May 20, 2016 When the Arab Spring revolutions broke out in 2011, the Islamic Republic of Iran hailed them as an “Islamic awakening” and considered them as a continuation of its own revolution in 1979. The affinity [...]

By |May 20th, 2016|Egypt, Iran, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey|

Egypt sets conditions for dialogue with Iran

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry April 26, 2016 When Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took office in June 2014, he invited Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to attend the inauguration ceremony, which sparked talk about a possible restoration of relations between the two countries. During a March 31 interview with the Saudi newspaper Okaz, Egyptian Foreign Minister [...]

By |April 26th, 2016|Egypt|

Egypt Fears ‘Quiet Takeover’ by Iran-Backed Shi’a Islam

March 23, 2016 The Egyptian government has warned against an alleged Iranian plot to bolster Shi’a Islam in five regions, from which it plans to take over the entire country, Al Masr al Youm newspaper reported. The investigative report suggested that “foreign efforts” are being made to expand and strengthen Egypt’s 15,000-strong Shi’a population. Most [...]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Egypt|

Egypt has said it is looking to resumption of oil imports from Iran.

Egypt has said it is looking to resumption of oil imports from Iran. January 25, 2016   Iran’s first cargo of petrochemical products in recent years has left for Egypt, marking the resumption of trade ties between the two major Muslim countries, the Mehr news agency says.  Intensified sanctions imposed on Iran in [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|Egypt|

Egypt: With Iran Sanctions Lifted, What Will Become of Egypt?

January 21, 2016 On the same day long-standing international sanctions on Iran were lifted, 140 Saudi Islamic clerics signed a statement calling on the Saudi government "and all the governments and people of Muslim nations" to unite against the "existential threat" posed by Iran to all Muslims, both "the regimes and the peoples". But in [...]

By |January 21st, 2016|Egypt|