Skip to comments.Egypt to look beyond U.S. for arms: foreign minister(geopolitical disaster continues)
Posted on 11/02/2013 9:29:27 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Egypt to look beyond U.S. for arms: foreign minister
By Samia Nakhoul and Michael Georgy
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said on Saturday that Egypt would look beyond the United States to meet its security needs and warned Washington that it could no longer ignore popular demands in a changed Arab world.
Speaking ahead of a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Fahmy said the United States must take a long-term view of its relations with Egypt and understand that in the wake of the Arab Spring, "it would have to deal now with the Arab peoples, not only with Arab governments".
Emphasizing the "turbulent" state of Washington's ties with its longtime Arab ally after U.S. military aid curbs in response to the army's overthrow in July of President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Fahmy said Egypt would have to develop "multiple choices, multiple options" to chart its way forward - including military relationships.
Fahmy, in a rare interview, also sent this message to the United States: "If you're going to have interests in the Middle East, you need to have either good relations with the country that is the focus of the Middle East, or at the very least well-managed relations".
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But they will take the free F-16’s and all the foreign aid $$$$, right?
Egyptians are not Arabs.
Frank Dashwood on Jeopardy...
THE DAILY DOUBLE... category: world leaders
This country has a 13% flat tax, no capital gains tax, soldiers on their borders, and no fággots in their army...
Ill go with - who is Vladimir Putin? - for the win Alex...
Russia is a country that always, mercilessly looks out for it's national interest, Obama’s America looks out for...its golf game scorecard.
Obama The Destroyer strikes again. Obama insists on Muslim Brotherhood or else no aid. From Egypt to Libya and now Syria Obama has been overthrowing governments and installing MB/Al Qaeda.
Technically true, yet the father of the Arabs was half-Egyptian via his mother Hagar.
Did Lurch deliver 0bama’s cheque to the Egyptian Government?
Will the Mursi trial now suppress all Treason and Criminal actions by 0bama?