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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

Former Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures during conference, May 9, 2011. (Reuters) 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 of the recent anti-Shiite activities at the university. Makarem Shirazi wrote that Al-Azhar has been [...]

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

Then Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi embraces then Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad upon his arrival in Cairo on February 5, 2013. 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 [...]

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|