Small Steps of Rapprochement: Are they an Introduction for a Strategic Cooperation between Egypt and Iran?

EPC | 01 Mar 2013

The analysis monitors steps of rapprochement between Egypt and Iran when the Muslim Brotherhood was in office, and concludes that although this rapprochement was not strategic; still, those small steps bring Cairo closer to the sectarian and political Shiite block. The analysis says it is likely that Egypt will remain in a critical area between Iran and GCC states, and predicts the decline of the Egyptian-Iranian rapprochement because of the small dividends Cairo will get out of it. The analysis points out that it is likely that Cairo’s traditional ties with GCC states will prevent it from developing its ties with Tehran.

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