The story: President Ebrahim Raisi has instructed Iran’s foreign ministry to initiate a process of reconciliation with Egypt. The order follows Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s recent public endorsement of détente with Cairo. The warming of rhetoric between the two regional powers follows quiet diplomatic engagement facilitated by Iraq and Oman. It also notably comes after the recent rapprochement between Tehran and Riyadh as well as other Gulf Arab capitals.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, an informed Arab source told Amwaj.media, “The [Iran-Egypt] deal has been made but minor issues, mostly protocol-related, are left.” He added, “I think the Egyptians just want to delay a bit to make sure everything is going well [between] Iran and Saudi Arabia.”
Separately, a second informed source with knowledge of deliberations charged that Iran-Egypt normalization could take shape ahead of the...
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