Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi. (MENA file via AP)

By Hamza Hendawi

November 9, 2017

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sissi said Wednesday that Iran must stop “meddling” in the Middle East and the security of Arab Gulf countries must not be threatened, but he underscored that he does not want war and believes dialogue can resolve the region’s crises.

With his comments, El-Sissi threw his support behind Egypt’s Gulf ally Saudi Arabia.

Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia blamed Iran for a missile fired toward Riyadh by rebels in Yemen and warned that it could be considered an act of war. At the same time, Saudi officials accused Iran’s Lebanese ally Hezbollah of “declaring war.”


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