Egypt tells Iran that Gulf security is ‚red line‘

14.06.2011                      12.Siwan, 5771 


Egypt tells Iran that Gulf security is 'red line'

Nabil Elaraby warns Tehran not to meddle in internal affairs of Gulf states, says he communicated Egypt's views on security with "frankness."

Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby on Monday told Iran not to meddle in the internal affairs of Gulf Arab states, saying that Cairo considers the security of fellow Arab countries "a red line", or no-go area.
Tensions between non-Arab Iran and its Gulf Arab neighbors have risen after Tehran objected to the dispatch of Saudi troops to Bahrain in March to help crush an uprising by mostly Shi'ite Muslims against the kingdom's Sunni rulers, and a spying row….