Sisi to Iran: Stop meddling in the region

Israel National News reports: “Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Wednesday called on Iran to stop ‘meddling’ in the Middle East, but stressed that he does not want war and believes dialogue can resolve the region’s crises.

With his comments, quoted by The Associated Press, Sisi threw his support behind Egypt’s Gulf ally Saudi Arabia amid the kingdom’s mounting tensions with Iran.

The Egyptian president told reporters that he did not want more tensions in the region, but that doesn’t mean threats to Arab countries can be tolerated.

‘The region has enough instability and challenges as it is. We don’t need any new complications involving Iran or Hezbollah so we don’t add new challenges to the region,’ Sisi was quoted as having said at a news conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

‘I am against war, we can resolve crises with dialogue,’ he stressed when asked about the possibility of war with Iran or Hezbollah.

But, he added, ‘Gulf security is a red line and others must stop meddling in our affairs and not work to escalate tensions. We in Egypt believe that Arab and Gulf security and any threat to Gulf (Arab) nations is a threat to our own national security.’…”

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