“Worrisome Messages”: What did Ahmadinejad’s Visit to Cairo Reveal?

EPC | 01 Feb 2013

This analytical piece tackles the visit of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Cairo on Feb. 5, 2013, which was the first visit by an Iranian president to Egypt since the Islamic revolution in 1979. The analysis pointes out the proceedings of the visit and the position of Egyptians regarding it, such as al Azhar’s lukewarm stand, the rejection by the Salafist forces and the overall feelings of concern by civil society. The analysis concludes that it would be hard to forge normal ties between Cairo and Tehran anytime soon, because this must come as part of a larger strategic decision by the state in changing its international alliances and its relations with GCC states, which is unlikely.

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