11/02/2013

Reconfiguring Cairo-Tehran Relations?

Opinion

Reconfiguring Cairo-Tehran Relations?

By Shahrazad Far. With the internal domestic unrest in Egypt and the continuously escalating turmoil in Syria, Ahmadinejad’s historical visit to Cairo last Wednesday sparks speculations about conversion in the Cairo-Tehran relations. After decades of compliance to Washington, the peace treaty with Israel and consequentially deteriorating relations with post-Islamic revolution Iran, Egypt’s Muslim Brother president hails Ahmadinejad’s reciprocal visit to Cairo. Amidst volatile regional transformative dynamics, these two regional heavyweight countries embark on an attempt to restore relations, leaving Israel and its western allies irritated and alert.

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