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|

Egypt: We are not going to Iran

Tarek El Molla. (Reuters) November 8, 2016 Egyptian Petroleum Minister Tarek Al Molla attended on Monday an oil conference in Abu Dhabi where he said he was not going to Iran, appearing to contradict a report on Sunday that he was on his way to Tehran to strike new oil deals. Reuters quoted [...]

By |November 8th, 2016|Egypt|

Reports: Egyptian officers undergo Russian military training in Syria

November 3, 2016 A group of officers from the Egyptian army traveled to the Syrian port-city of Tartous on Tuesday to train with Russian military advisors near the ISIL's front-lines, media reports said. Al-Masdar News quoted local activists as saying that the Egyptian officers were accompanied by Russian military personnel upon their arrival in Tartous [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Egypt, Russia, Syria|

Egypt seen as shifting alliances

October 30, 2016 The angry reaction of many Egyptians to seeing a pic­ture of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on an advertis­ing billboard is indicative of many Egyptians’ feelings towards the Is­lamic Republic, authorities said. The advert for the Al Ghad Al Arabi channel portrayed Khamenei appearing to take a selfie with im­ages from [...]

By |October 30th, 2016|Egypt|

Iran praises ‘constructive’ Egyptian effort in Syria crisis

Senior foreign policy advisor to the Iranian parliament speaker Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. (IRNA) October 6, 2016 Iran’s Shura Council Assistant Speaker for International Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian hailed Egypt’s efforts towards the Syrian crisis, describing them as “constructive”, Quds Press reported. According to Iran’s official news agency, Fars, Abdollahian met with Yasser Othman, the official taking care [...]

By |October 6th, 2016|Egypt, Syria|