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Egyptian Chronicles: When Gameela spoke on behalf of millions of Egyptians

Egyptian Chronicles: When Gameela spoke on behalf of millions of Egyptians | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

(...) I would like to thank Mrs. Gameela Ismail for representing millions of Egyptians and speaking on their behalf in front of US department of State secretary John Kerry

(..) I would like you to spread this word of Mrs. Gameela Ismail, the member of Constitution Party all over the social media because this letter is actually represents what millions of Egyptians when it comes to Egyptian American relations.


Here is what Gameela told John Kerry from two weeks ago in Cairo.

 

Mr Secretary of State,
After consideration, I have decided to accept the invitation, which I received in a personal capacity, to attend this meeting today. I do not represent the Constitution Party here because it has a chairman who should have been invited properly, something that had not happened. My address is aimed at your accompanying delegation of future makers. Part of it is for you.
Mr Kerry, you are here today with a large team of people who, according to reports, will be in charge of foreign policy in the future. I mean the future which we are paying a heavy price for today. This is why part of my speech is addressed to you, Mr Kerry, while the larger part is for your team.
You are presently in Egypt at a very complicated juncture, one in which we are living pain, hope, dreams, nightmares, revolution and tyranny all at the same time. Let me sum up to you what I would like you to see with us.
Egypt does not need new aid. Egypt needs to build a new relation on new foundations, not those laid since Nixon’s visit in 1974.
Our country is not a guinea pig. You supported a semi-military regime in the past. Now you are supporting a semi-theocratic regime so that each would play the role required of it. You supported Mubarak to the last breath. You stood in the way of a people’s dream to come out of the labyrinth of dictatorship. You can deal with our revolution as an “uprising” as you describe it in your statements. For us it is a “revolution” which is still in progress. Honourable people have paid the ultimate price to build a country in which we feel freedom, justice and dignity. We did not have a revolution to repaint the presidential palace or for the protocol official at your embassy to update his contacts book. Had Lincoln, whom your country celebrates, stopped at purchasing new clothes for the slaves and retained slavery America would not be proud today of its freedom or saying that its democracy makes it strong.

 

 

More on: http://egyptianchronicles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/when-gameela-spoke-on-behalf-of.html


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Egypt’s Mubarak feared Iran’s regional ambitions: former official

Egypt’s Mubarak feared Iran’s regional ambitions: former official | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

Egypt’s former President, Hosni Mubarak, feared the spread of Shiite influence in his country and the region even though he did want strong ties with Iran, according to the former Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Aboul-Gheit.

Aboul-Gheit told Al Arabiya that Egypt was watching Iran’s influence in the country closely along with Shiite Islamic institutions being founded in African countries bordering Egypt such as Chad and Sudan.

“We are watching, through our embassies in African countries, how Iran keeps expanding and branching out through their Shiite institutions as well as supporting them with a lot of money,” the former foreign minister said. In his interview, Aboul-Gheit says that such institutions and financial support is dangerous to the security of the region due to possible demonstrations and protests that Iran could instigate.

During the Islamic summit in Jeddah in 2005, "Mubarak didn't like confrontations, when I told him that Ahmadinejad wanted to meet him, he didn't welcome the idea," the former minister said.

"Mubarak came in the middle of the summit session and left immediately just to avoid any meeting with the Iranian president," he added.

 

More on: http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2013/02/20/267326.html


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Iran Supreme Guide Calls on Mursi to Follow Khomeinist Political Model

Iran Supreme Guide Calls on Mursi to Follow Khomeinist Political Model | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

Iran’s “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenei has called on Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi to adopt the “Iranian model” and join Tehran in “building the new Islamic civilization” based on the teachings of the late Ayatollah Khomeini.

The invitation to Mursi comes in the form of a 1,200-words letter signed on Khamenei’s behalf by his 17 closest advisors including “ The Leader’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs” Ali-Akbar Velayati.

The letter opens with greetings to Mursi on the occasion of the second anniversary of the “Egyptian Revolution” and Mursi’s own election as president.

According to the letter, under velayat-e faqih(Guardianship of the Jurists), Iran has become “one of the most advanced countries” in the world in a range of scientific, technological, and economic fields. (...)

 

“The best path in life,” the letter asserts,” is one that is inspired by velayat.”

According to the letter, Khomeini was a great philosopher and theologian of rare stature in the history of Islam. Thus, it is incumbent on Muslims everywhere to follow his teachings especially with regard to “relentless fight against Zionism and Global Arrogance.”

 

The letter claims that even the West is now trying to return to the path of faith. “This return to faith is caused by the impasse created by growth without religion,” the letter asserts.

 

According to the letter, “New Egypt” should be built in strict accordance with the teachings of Islam as reflected in the Iranian model of development.

 

The letter also suggests that all international conflicts be resolved on the basis of religious, especially Islamic, teachings.

 

More on: http://www.asharq-e.com/news.asp?section=1&id=32919

 


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oAnth - "offene Ablage: nothing to hide"'s comment, February 18, 2013 9:08 AM
Mursi is politically and economically depending on loans by Qatar and the IMF - he hardly can sympathise openly with the ideas of the Khomeinism and any kinds of ideas of an Islamic revolution, also not for Egypts inner peace between the different groups in its own society. The bilateral and multilateral relations of Egypt's regional and international Middle East politics allow very few options for a closer coordination of Iranian and Egyptian specific islamic governance.
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L'Egypte veut s'ouvrir à d'autres touristes, notamment iraniens

20 minutes, avec Reuters

 

http://www.20minutes.fr/ledirect/1107045/egypte-veut-ouvrir-a-autres-touristes-notamment-iraniens


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Egypt-actus's curator insight, February 24, 2013 1:26 PM

Confronté à une baisse des visiteurs occidentaux en raison des incertitudes politiques, le gouvernement égyptien cherche à attirer de nouveaux touristes, notamment iraniens.

Le ministre du Tourisme Hisham Zaazou effectuera à partir de lundi une visite à Téhéran pour «rétablir l'activité touristique en Egypte et découvrir des marchés nouveaux et diversifiés», indique dimanche le ministère dans un communiqué. Le président iranien Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a effectué au début du mois la première visite en Egypte d'un président iranien depuis la révolution islamique de 1979.

L'activité issue du tourisme représentait encore récemment plus de 10% du PIB égyptien. En 2010, 14,7 millions de touristes s'étaient rendus en Egypte. Ils n'étaient plus que 9,8 millions en 2011.

20 minutes, avec Reutershttp://www.20minutes.fr/ledirect/1107045/egypte-veut-ouvrir-a-autres-touristes-notamment-iraniens
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Stronger Egypt-Iran rapproachement could be a message to third parties

Stronger Egypt-Iran rapproachement could be a message to third parties | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s historic visit to Cairo for a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), as well as President Mohamed Morsy’s red carpet reception, has led to mounting speculation across the region that a possible rapprochement is in the making after a decades-long deadlock.

Morsy’s warm reception reflected a shift in attitude from his visit to Iran during the summit of the 120-member Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran in August, observers say. Then, the newly elected Muslim Brotherhood president slammed the Syrian regime — Iran’s biggest Arab ally — calling it “oppressive,” and gave a special salute to the companions of the Prophet Mohamed, which was considered an insult to Iran’s Shia tradition.

But the political situation in Egypt is also shifting, with dwindling support for the first elected president, not only from traditional secular opposition groups but also from his major political allies, the ultraconservative Salafi movement.

Ahmadinejad’s visit, the first by an Iranian president since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, was panned by Salafi leaders and supporters, whose reception of Ahmadinejad was not quite so cordial.

With both leaders facing mounting pressure at home and abroad, detractors of Morsy and his Iranian counterpart have been questioning the motivations behind the historic visit. Many agree the visit sends a strong message, at least to international powers. (Egypt independent)

 

More : http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/stronger-egypt-iran-rapproachement-could-be-message-third-parties


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L'Egypte inonde des tunnels conduisant à Gaza

(Reuters, via Le Nouvel Observateur) - Les forces armées égyptiennes ont inondé plusieurs tunnels de contrebande rejoignant la bande de Gaza sous contrôle palestinien, dans le but de les fermer, ont déclaré les autorités égyptiennes et palestiniennes.

Le réseau de tunnels est essentiel à la vie de Gaza, permettant l'importation d'environ 30% de tous les biens atteignant la bande de territoire enclavée et soumise à un blocus israélien depuis plus de sept ans.

Des reporters de Reuters ont vu qu'un tunnel servant à faire entrer sur le territoire du gravier et du ciment a subitement été rempli d'eau dimanche, obligeant les travailleurs à l'évacuer à la hâte.

Selon les habitants, deux autres tunnels auraient été inondés de la même manière, par de l'eau délibérément pompée par l'Egypte.

 

Plus : http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/monde/20130213.REU7281/l-egypte-inonde-des-tunnels-conduisant-a-gaza.html


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