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US used Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign policy tool.

Saeb Shaath
Saeb Shaath

Saeb Shaath

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has called for unity among the Islamic countries saying that his country is ready for any kind of regional cooperation.

 

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Speaking to Iran’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on the sidelines of the meeting of the Quartet Committee on Syria on Tuesday, Morsi noted that when people who follow wrong goals are united for achieving their objectives, why Muslims should not be united in facing global challenges. Morsi claimed that Iran’s support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government ‘has hindered the promotion of the Tehran-Cairo ties.’ This is while analysts have repeatedly pointed to the fact that it is Egypt’s continued relations with the Israeli regime, not Iran’s support for the Syrian government and nation, that have impeded the development of the Iran-Egypt ties. Pundits also believe that Morsi’s decision to maintain Egypt’s ties with the Israeli regime is a continuation of ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak’s policies and runs contrary to the demands of the Egyptian people.

The Egyptian president, however, expressed his gratitude for Tehran’s successful hosting of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit saying that Iran and Egypt are two great countries with historical civilizations and “there is no problem” between them.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Saeb Shaath, author and political commentator, to further discuss the issue. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.

Press TV: President Morsi says Iran’s support for the Syrian government actually harms ties between Tehran and Cairo. And meantime Iran says ties between Egypt and Israel is hurting Cairo’s relations with Tehran. How do you see it?

Shaath: If we look at the situation at the Gaza border as well, we can notice that Israel is very happy these days with Morsi’s seeing over Egypt. They see it as the best times, even better than Mubarak’s, since the Egyptian army destroyed most of the tunnels bringing the necessities of life to the Gazans; they tightened the siege around Gaza  and made it harder.

This is what the Muslim Brotherhood government under Morsi brought to Gaza  they see, I think, from here what they learned from the lesson of Hamas, when Hamas was denied to rule in Palestine since the Israelis refused to allow them to. So they tried to appease the Israelis by committing themselves more to the Camp David Agreement and they show on the ground their actions to secure Israel.

This is what Morsi is doing. On the other side of that, they are as a part of the global Muslim Brotherhood organization; they want to extend their sort of ambition to take over Syria since most of the non-national or non-patriotic opposition in Syria are Muslim Brotherhood and they all belong to one sort of an umbrella group  which is supported by the United States of America. So they are trying to take over Syria and the Muslim Brotherhoods in Egypt are supporting that goal, they have deals and agreements done with the United States of America even before they won the election, during the revolution and the counterrevolution in Egypt.

So I am not surprised at all.  I have always seen the Muslim Brotherhoods as a tailored fabric of the cold war which is made and tailored by the United States of America and they have been used as foreign policy tool of the United States of America to control and to counter as well the revolutionaries and progressive movements in the Arab world.

They have always been at that  game, they will never change. That is the way they are, they tries to accumulate their political gains  step by step.

I can compare here Iran after the Iranians’ revolution in 1979, they actually got a piece for the Palestinians they surrendered the Israeli Embassy in Iran, they gave it to the Palestinians  as an Embassy that is a winning. They had never had a relationship after the revolution with Israel. They cancelled all the agreements of the Shah and the strategic alliance of the Shah with Israel.

But Morsi kept what Anwar al-Sadat has done, kept what Mubarak has done. So, in here, we can see where is the Egyptian government going, that is not a good thing, it is going to reflect itself on Cairo’s streets…. The Egyptian people will rise against that. Since they ..the Muslim Brotherhoods.. used the cause of Palestine heavily and used the cause of fighting  Zionism heavily to win the election and the people will discover they have been lying all along. 

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UN ends the arms embargo on Iran ‎

UN ends the arms embargo on Iran ‎

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UN Security Council’s arms restrictions against Tehran have all been terminated in defiance of the United States’ >

An end to the arms embargo on Iran has proved that the United States, despite its ceaseless bid to extend the sanctions, has become very isolated in its hostile policy toward Iran.

As of today [October 18, 2020], all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran, and all prohibitions regarding the entry into or transit through territories of the United Nations Member States previously imposed on a number of Iranian citizens and military officials, are all automatically terminated,” a statement by the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.

To discuss the matter Press TV interviewed, Saeb Shaath , Author & Middle East Affairs Expert and James Tweedie, Journalist and Commentator on International Affairs.

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The US’s theft of the Syrian crude oil

Shaath: The American company Delta Crescent Energy LLC, ‎made a deal with the Kurdish forces S.D.F . Now both the US forces and their stooges the S.D.F ‎are looting the Syrian crude oil in all Hasakeh ‎province.

U.S. IS LOOTING OIL FIELDS IN NORTHEASTERN SYRIA

This edition of the Debate is about the US’s theft of the Syrian crude oil. The Trump administration has contradicted its own statement by smuggling Syrian oil into Iraq.

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has told Russia’s Sputnik news agency that the presence of American and Turkish forces on Syrian soil amounts to occupation and must come to an end. President Assad also censured the West for creating and supporting terrorist groups like Daish. Assad urged the international community to pile pressure on Western forces to leave Syria.

Shaath: The American company Delta Crescent Energy LLC, ‎made a deal with the Kurdish forces S.D.F . Now both the US forces and their stooges the S.D.F ‎are looting the Syrian crude oil in all Hasakeh ‎province.

Shaath confirmed that : The American company involved in the northeast ‎Syria deal has received an exemption from the U.S. ‎Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets ‎Control to operate in Syria. That means no ‎sanctions and the company got a White house ‎approval ‎.

Shaath : Since Trump declared that he is intending on ‎pulling forces out of Syria…but after the partial U.S. ‎troop withdrawal from northeast Syria in October ‎‎2019, Trump said he is keeping some forces there “to ‎secure the oil.”‎

Shaath : The Kurdish S.D.F ‎militants are assisting the US in looting the ‎Syrian oil, at some stage the US will be forced to ‎pull totally out of Syria.‎ When the U.S. pulls out of Syria, as I believe soon it ‎will be under way, The US will abandon its Kurdish S.D.F ‎militants in Northeast Syria.‎

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‎13th day in a row Zionist entity “Israel” attacking besieged Gaza Strip.‎

“Israel” has tightened its 13-year-old blockade on Gaza Strip, closing the only commercial land crossing between Zionist entity and Gaza to prevent any needed supplies including fuel entering the besieged Strip. That caused the power generators feeding the Gaza Strip with electricity to stop operating, which affected Gaza’s water supplies, stopping the work in the sanitation stations and shutting down many clinics and hospitals, during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.

Bombardment of Gaza

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Zionist entity’s “Israel” tanks, early Saturday morning Aug. 22, pounded Palestinian sites in the north and south of the besieged Gaza Strip, while the Zionist entity’s navy opened fire at fishermen’s boats in the northern Gaza coast.

The shillings targeted a location east of Khan Younis in the town of Khuzaa, setting it on fire, also three shells were fired at a location east of Rafah city, south of the Gaza Strip, causing significant destruction to the site. no human casualties were reported.

Meanwhile, the navy opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in the north of the Gaza Strip, damaging some. last week the Zionist entity’s navy closed the fishing area, in a move to deny many thousands of Palestinians the chance of making a living

In a statement published by the Lebanese Al Akhbar newspaper, the Palestinian resistance groups based in the besieged Gaza Strip, announced that they had joined forces to respond instantaneously to Zionist entity’s attacks, on their positions, “according to agreed rules of confrontation.”

The resistance groups stated that they are in agreement to avenge the death of any of their leaders at Zionist entity’s hands, saying that they had prepared a response “against specific targets to be revealed at the proper time.”.

Zionist entity “Israel” has tightened its 13-year-old blockade on Gaza Strip, closing the only commercial land crossing between Zionist entity and Gaza to prevent any needed supplies including fuel entering the besieged Strip. That caused the power generators feeding the Gaza Strip with electricity to stop operating, which affected Gaza’s water supplies, stopping the work in the sanitation stations and shutting down many clinics and hospitals, during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic.  

This was the Zionist entity’s 13th day in a row of strikes against sites in the besieged Gaza Strip. the Zionist entity claimed the collective punishment and the bombardment of the Gaza Strip were in retaliation for the flying of incendiary balloons from Gaza into their fields of their southern colonies, setting them on fire.

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