Tuesday, 28 August 2012

'The end of Iran's diplomatic isolation'


North Korea on the Nile
Reports that Egypt's oil suppliers are cutting shipments to the nearly-bankrupt nation coincide with a dramatic diplomatic shift towards Iran by President Mohammed Morsi. Morsi's attendance at the Non-Aligned Summit in Teheran today denotes the end of Iran's diplomatic isolation in the Sunni Arab world



28 August, 2012

Reports that Egypt's oil suppliers are cutting shipments to the nearly-bankrupt nation coincide with a dramatic diplomatic shift towards Iran by President Mohammed Morsi. Morsi's attendance at the Non-Aligned Summit in Teheran today denotes the end of Iran's diplomatic isolation in the Sunni Arab world.

In addition, as my Asia Times Online colleague M K Bhadrakumar noted in his Indian Punchline blog, Morsi proposed to include Iran in a four-nation contact group to resolve the Syrian crisis, along with Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. Morsi's outreach to Iran at the August 15 Organization of Islamic Coordination summit in Mecca was welcomed by Iran's Foreign Ministry

At the same time, Egypt has become a prospective threat to Israel for the first time in more than three decades. The deployment of Egyptian tanks in the Sinai, supposedly in pursuit of terrorists, violates the 33-year-old peace treaty with Israel, and persuades some Israeli analysts that Egypt might threaten Israel's southern border in the event of an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.


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