IDF Intelligence: Iran Infiltrating Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

(Ynet News) Moran Azulay - Military Intelligence chief Maj.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Tuesday: "Iran is using unrest in the Middle East to deepen its infiltration in countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Gaza and Iraq." He added that Tehran is trying to influence the outcome of Egypt's elections by tightening relations with the Muslim Brotherhood. Kochavi noted that "Iran acted directly in Lebanon in organizing Nakba Day and Naksa Day [demonstrations on Israel's border]," and that Iran and Hizbullah were supporting Syria's crackdown on protests.

2011-07-05 00:00:00

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