Egypt’s Sisi: “Gulf security is a red line”

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stressed his country’s support to the Gulf states and rejects any threat to them.

During a press meet with a number of Egyptian and foreign media on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum on Wednesday Sisi said that he rejects Iranian interference in the affairs of the region.

The Egyptian President said that the situation in Saudi Arabia is stable and reassuring, pointing out that what has been done in the Kingdom recently are “internal procedures that occur in any country”.

He added that he has unlimited confidence in the leadership of the Kingdom and its actions towards its citizens and that its measures are taken only in accordance with the law.

In response to a question about military strikes against Iran or Hezbollah, Sisi stressed that he opposes the war, especially that Egypt has a bitter and difficult experience with the wars.

“Gulf security is a red line for us and others should not interfere in their affairs,” he said.

He added that “The security of the Gulf is the security of Egypt and the security of Egypt is the security of the Gulf.”

Sisi called for the cooling of tensions in the region, “but not at the expense of the security and stability of the Gulf,” he said.

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