Sisi: I am not for war, but Gulf security is a red line
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said on Wednesday his country does not support a military escalation in regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Speaking at a press conference in Sharm el-Sheikh Wednesday, he said, when asked about Egypt’s position in the dispute: “I am not for war. We have had our experience with war. The region faces enough turmoil already. We should approach it extremely cautiously.” But El-Sisi then added: “We support our [Saudi] brothers. The security of the Gulf [countries] is a red line.”
3 thoughts on “Sisi: I am not for war, but Gulf security is a red line”
President-General Sisi is a great man.
Thank G-d he deposed Morsi.
The mideast and the world is better off.
Not a very bright remark. It puts Russia on the spot to have a Russian fitted Mistral provide Gulf support to KSA. What Sisi is really saying is that their serious weapons and force could be used against Iran should they do something stupid and sends a strong signal. Iran isn’t going to win against a growing anger of the far more populous and wealth Sunnis that have become increasingly receptive at the governmental level of Israeli support. Egypt could do more to block the southern Iranian flank to Yemen as well and give Israel easy and secret access of the Suez canal while blocking Iran.
This red line will crumble when push comes to shove and actions are required above words just like what happened with Obama’s red line regarding Assad’s use of chemical weapons. Iran threatened Obama that the nuclear deal will not happen if the U.S. attacked Assad and if the U.S. did not attack ISIS on Iran’s behalf.