Sisi Pledges Military Support if Gulf 'Threatened'

W460

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pledged military support for Gulf Arab states if their security comes under threat, the state daily Al-Ahram reported Wednesday.

"If the security of the Gulf is directly threatened, Egypt will mobilize its forces to support its brothers," Sisi was quoted as saying in a meeting with the press in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

"Egypt stands body and soul by the side of our Gulf brothers," he said, without specifying the source of any outside threat.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pumped billions of dollars into Egypt's economy since its military -- then headed by Sisi -- toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Sisi successfully ran for Egypt's presidency in 2014 and has cracked down on opposition, including Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood. He was re-elected with 97 percent of the vote in elections in March this year.

Along with the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, Egypt severed diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar in June 2017, accusing it of links to extremist groups and being too close to Iran -- charges Doha denies.

Shiite powerhouse Iran is Saudi Arabia's main regional rival.

Egypt is also a member of the Saudi-led coalition which has since 2015 been fighting the Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen.

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Thumb canadianleb 07 November 2018, 20:14

Egypt is also a member of the Saudi-led coalition which has since 2015 been fighting the Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen. So how is your war going in Yemen?

Thumb libanaisresilient 07 November 2018, 20:20

The Bible has prophesied about the end fate of this coalition. According to apocalypse, this coalition ("gogue of magog") shall attack the Group classified as true Christians at some point of human history for some reason (not difficult to guess), and that's when God will humiliate and destroy the coalition... quite interesting this prophecy, I can't wait to see its fulfillment (hope it's gonna happen in our time)!

According to Bible God hates arrogant men.

Thumb canadianleb 07 November 2018, 20:36

Hey libanaisresilient could you tell me what bible are you reading and who are the true Christians you refer to?

Thumb blablablablabla 08 November 2018, 09:53

why caring? it is not your daeshit coran

Thumb beatryce 08 November 2018, 10:19

Bonjour Jaafar

Thumb marcus 08 November 2018, 10:26

it is a version of the Bible printed in Iran.

Thumb eagledawn 08 November 2018, 13:33

lol @blacacabla
The Joke of the Day
like everyday

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 08 November 2018, 13:37

"libanaisresilient 17 hours ago
According to Bible God hates arrogant men."

@iranianresidue

Is your nasrallah not arrogant?

Thumb canadianleb 07 November 2018, 20:34

Hey Sisi hows your war going in Yemen? Egypt is also a member of the Saudi-led coalition which has since 2015 been fighting the Iran-backed Huthi rebels in Yemen.

Thumb whyaskwhy 07 November 2018, 22:49

Egypt stands with whom ever pays its bills.... He would stand with Izrael if they paid it.