Egypt Turns Down Iranian Overtures

CAIRO – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad surprised many last month when he announced his country’s readiness to reestablish diplomatic relations with Egypt. But last week the Egyptian foreign ministry appeared to dash hopes for rapprochement, describing Iran’s regional policies as a "danger to Egypt’s national security." "The spread of Iranian influence in Iraq threatens Arab … Continue reading “Egypt Turns Down Iranian Overtures”