Have Egyptian troops joined Iran-backed forces in Syria?

Egyptian soldiers in a military vehicle are seen in Sheikh Zuwaid city, Egypt, May 21, 2018. (REUTERS) By Rami Muhammad August 4, 2020 A military source has told IranWire that on July 30, the Egyptian army began deploying troops in the southern rural region near Idlib and across western Aleppo, despite denials from Egypt [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|Africa, Egypt|

Israel targets Iranian arms shipments through Sinai

Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jets take part in a ceremony for newly graduated air force pilots at Hatzerim Air Base, June 28, 2010. (REUTERS) July 15, 2019 Israel’s military role in Sinai and the intensity of its security coordination with Egypt have come to the fore recently with the Israeli Air Force [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|Egypt, Israel|

The historical relationship between the Iranian theocracy and Muslim Brothers in Egypt

Hassan al-Banna the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (left) and Ayatollah Khomeini the founder of the Islamic Republic in Iran (right). By Track Persia June 15, 2019 Senior Muslim Brothers have relatively been silent about the growing tension between the United States and Iran. They also seem to have refrained from [...]

By |June 15th, 2019|Egypt, Ideology|

US carrier to deter Iran passes through Suez Canal

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Arabian Sea, January 19, 2012. (US Navy) May 9, 2019 The US aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, deployed by President Donald Trump’s administration to the Middle East as a warning to Iran, passed through Egypt’s Suez Canal on Thursday, the Suez Canal Authority [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Egypt|

Iran reportedly shipping oil to Syria overland as Suez not accessible

A general view of the Suez Canal from Al Salam "Peace" bridge on the Ismalia desert road. (Reuters) April 17, 2019 Egypt has prevented oil tankers heading to Syria to pass through the Suez Canal in past six months, Al Saudia Al-Aan news outlet cited Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis as saying last [...]

By |April 17th, 2019|Egypt, Syria|

Egyptian Princess Fawzia: How her marriage to Iran’s Pahlavi ended in divorce

Prince Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, (right), 19-year-old Crown Prince of Iran, marries Princess Fawzia, sister of King Farouk of Egypt, in Cairo, March 15, 1939. (AP) January 19, 2019 Iran was the first country to formally recognize Egypt after its independence from Britain. It opened an embassy in Cairo to improve relations between the [...]

By |January 19th, 2019|Egypt|

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|