Iran, Iraq, Egypt rely on Ukraine for sunflower oil

A Ukrainian army tank sits in a sunflower field near the village of Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 5, 2014. (AFP) February 28, 2022 Middle Eastern sunflower oil imports could soon be affected by the Russian attack on Ukraine. Ukraine was the largest exporter of sunflower seed and the related [...]

By |February 28th, 2022|Egypt, Europe, Iraq|

Saudi Arabia, Egypt stress importance of Iran not having a nuclear weapon

An Iranian flag is seen in Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, during an official ceremony to kick-start works on a second reactor at the facility, Nov 10, 2019. (AFP) December 17, 2021 Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Prince Faisal bin Farhan and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry stressed on Thursday the importance [...]

By |December 17th, 2021|Egypt, Saudi Arabia|

US shares with Egypt concerns about Iran’s malign practices: Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (Reuters) November 9, 2021 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday the US shares with Egypt concerns about Iran's malign practices. Blinken was speaking alongside Egyptian foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the Department of State ahead of a US-Egypt Strategic Dialogue. During a joint press conference with [...]

By |November 9th, 2021|Egypt, North America, USA|

Iran hopes to resume relations with Egypt

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh. (IRNA) October 19, 2021 A high-ranking Iranian official sent a signal that Tehran wishes to “resume relations with Egypt”, nearly a month after the foreign ministers of the two countries held a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Iranian Foreign Ministry [...]

By |October 19th, 2021|Egypt|

Arab countries call for inspection of all Iranian nuclear sites

Arab ministers discuss stopping Tehran’s destabilizing policies that threaten global security and stability at the Arab League’s headquarters in Cairo. (SPA) September 10, 2021 Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt called for a “rapid and comprehensive inspection” of all Iranian nuclear sites on Thursday. Gathering on the sidelines of an Arab League [...]

By |September 10th, 2021|Bahrain, Egypt, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, UAE|

Russia, Iran again promote alternative to Suez Canal

Russian FM Sergei Lavrov and Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif arrive for a joint news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 28, 2017. (AFP) April 27, 2021 The disruption of global traffic in the Suez Canal in late March after the giant container ship Ever Given went aground prompted Russia and Iran to mention, once [...]

By |April 27th, 2021|Egypt, Russia|

Iran looks to expand oil influence in Africa through new pipeline

Workers set up a natural gas pipeline at Iraq's border with Iran in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, April 12, 2016. (Reuters) By Simon Watkins March 25, 2021 Iraq remains the key cover through which Iran transports its oil to the rest of the world, as has been well-documented by, so the news last [...]

By |March 25th, 2021|Africa, Egypt, Middle East|

New Iran-based Al-Qaeda head ‘a potential asset to Tehran’

Saif Al-Adel (L), one of the most senior members of Al-Qaeda, has been tipped to take over from Ayman Zawahiri (R). (FBI/Wikimedia) By Christopher Hamill-Stewart February 26, 2021 A former general in the Egyptian military could be the new leader of Al-Qaeda, but his confinement in Iran and potential value as a pawn [...]

By |February 26th, 2021|Egypt, Middle East, North America, USA|

Egypt: Iranian nuclear issue should be linked to its regional interference

Iranian missiles are loaded into launch position via a newly unveiled ballistic missile launch system in footage shared on November 4, 2020. (IRAN)  January 16, 2021 Egypt believes that the Iranian nuclear issue is not the only problem with regard to Iran and its position in the region, according to Motaz Zahran, Cairo’s ambassador in [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Egypt, Middle East|

Iraq trains in Egypt a US-sanctioned Iran-linked militia leader for army position

Cardboard cutouts of late Iran's IRGC commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis are seen during a memorial day of their killing in Baghdad, Iraq Febr 11, 2020. (Reuters) November 27, 2020 The Iraqi military is training a former member of an Iran-backed militia, who is under U.S. sanctions for [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|Egypt, Iraq, North America, USA|