Egyptian Minister Said Sacked for Opposing Iranian Influence

(Times of Israel) Adiv Sterman - The ouster of Egypt's interior minister Ahmed Gamal El-Din this week was due to his opposition to a secret meeting between an adviser to President Mohammed Morsi, Essam al-Haddad, and Qasem Suleimani, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, the Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Wednesday. The Quds Force conducts special operations outside Iran and is responsible for terror attacks against Israelis in India, Thailand and Georgia. Suleimani reportedly advised Egyptian officials on building a military system that isn't dependent on foreign intelligence.

2013-01-10 00:00:00

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