Alleged use of Iranian arms by ISIS in Sinai draws in investigations

An ISIS militant waves the group’s flag in Raqqa, Syria, in June 2014. (Reuters) August 12, 2016 A large-scale investigation has been launched over allegations that Iran is supplying Ansar Bait al-Maqdis with weapons in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Israeli and Egyptian sources said. A reliable Israeli source stated that information published in Israel [...]

By |August 12th, 2016|Egypt|

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

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 image on Twitter The rifles were “probably just intercepted or repurchased [...]

By |August 9th, 2016|Egypt|

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

Supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), attend a rally in Villepinte, near Paris, France. (Reuters) 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 [...]

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

  A logo of Airbus is pictured on their booth during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 22, 2017. 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 [...]

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

Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood: The best of enemies?

Hassan al-Banna the founder of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (left) and Ayatollah Khomeini the founder of the Islamic Republic in Iran (right). 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 [...]

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

  Iranian Shiite Muslims sit after rubbing mud on their body during the 'Kharrah Mali' (Mud Rubbing) ritual to mark the Ashura religious ceremony in the city of Khorramabad. (AFP) March 23, 2016 The Egyptian government has warned against an alleged Iranian plot to bolster Shi’a Islam in five regions, from which it [...]

By |March 23rd, 2016|Egypt|

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

The jetty on Kharg Island, Iran, seen, July 1971. (AP) 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 2012 put a [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|Egypt|