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Egypt boosts ties with Gulf countries amid Iranian threats

Egypt has expressed concerns over the growing Iranian threats in the region, fearing it might affect navigation in the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.

The attacks on four ships off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and two oil pumping stations in Saudi Arabia have raised many questions over Iran's threats to the region, a matter that may cast a shadow over Egypt's navigation in the Red Sea and the Suez Canal. Meanwhile, these regional developments were the focus of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's recent meetings with Arab leaders.

On May 12, Sisi met Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to discuss the means of giving an extra boost to the joint Arab action, especially in light of the challenges facing the region at the present time. The meeting also dealt with confronting any attempt to intervene in the internal affairs of Arab countries.

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