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|

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|