|Egypt Seeks Alliance with Iran|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, Jun 25, 2012, 11:37 PM|
President Barack Obama is calling the “Muslim Brotherhood,” a “milestone for democracy,” as the Islamic terrorist organization has seized power in Egypt. Meanwhile, Iran has praised the new government as “our new comrades-in-arms,” should war break out.
According to the Daily Mail of London, “Egypt’s Islamist President-elect Mohammed Morsy has said he wants to restore long-severed ties with Tehran to create a strategic ‘balance’ in the region, in an interview published on Monday with Iran’s Fars news agency.”
Morsy’s remarks appear to shock some Western powers who intend to isolate Iran over its disputed nuclear program that they suspect it is utilizing to build atomic weapons, which Tehran denies.
As reported by the Mail, “diplomatic tensions between Egypt and Iran were severed more than 30 years ago, but both countries have signaled a shift in policy since former President Hosni Mubarak was toppled last year in a popular uprising.”
Egypt declared that it “must restore normal relations with Iran based on shared interests, and expand areas of political coordination and economic cooperation, because this will create a balance of pressure in the region.”
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