In dramatic shift, Egypt to embrace Hezb'allah

Rick Moran
The Muslim Brotherhood and Hezb'allah making nice? Say it ain't so, President Morsi: In a dramatic policy shift, Egypt will seek to forge "tight" relations with Hezbollah, Egyptian Ambassador to Lebanon Ashraf Hamdy revealed in a candid interview published on Saturday in the Beirut-based Daily Star. "You cannot discuss politics in Lebanon without having a relationship with Hezbollah," Hamdy was quoting as saying, before describing the terrorist group as a "real force on the ground" with "big political and military influence." Hamdy announced that Muslim-Brotherhood- dominated Egypt would begin "stretching [its] hand out in the proper, balanced way to all regional powers," including Hezbollah, to forge "tight" contacts with Lebanon's rulers. Egypt-Hezbollah relations, generally strained under president Hosni Mubarak, in large part due to Egypt's peace treaty with Israel, reached rock bottom in 2008 during Israel's Cast Lead military operation. At that time, Hezbollah...(Read Full Post)

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