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|

Iranian cleric calls out Egypt’s Al-Azhar for anti-Shiite activities

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks with Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, Egypt's leading Sunni Muslim scholar at the historic al-Azhar mosque and university, in Cairo February 5, 2013. December 28, 2015 Grand Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi wrote an open letter to Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University, warning him about the dangers [...]

By |December 28th, 2015|Egypt|

Egypt rejects ‘Iran’s interference in Arab countries’ domestic affairs’

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in February 19, 2015. July 21, 2015 Egypt said it completely rejects Iran’s interference in Arab countries' domestic affairs after Iran’s supreme leader said that Iran backs the “oppressed people” in Bahrain, read a statement from Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. On Saturday, Khamenei said that [...]

By |July 21st, 2015|Egypt|

Iran’s Losing Bet in Egypt

                By Mehdi Khalaj The collapse of the Morsi government poses new challenges for Iran at a time when its reputation in the Middle East has been taking hits from all sides. Over the past two years, Tehran sought to create an alternative narrative for the Arab Spring as [...]

By |July 8th, 2013|Egypt|

Iran’s Plan to Destabilize Egypt

Then Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi embraces then Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad upon his arrival in Cairo on February 5, 2013. June 6, 2014 The Iranian regime's new enemy, it seems, is Egypt's President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Iran's mullahs apparently fear Sisi's secular stance against Islamist movements, and see him as an obstacle to [...]

By |September 23rd, 2012|Egypt|