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  4/24/2011, Nissan 20, 5771

Report: Gulf States Worried About Egypt-Iran Ties

A Gulf newspaper reported Sunday that Arab governments were fearful over attempts by the Egyptian government to build a closer relationship with Iran. According to reports, the new rulers in Cairo have sent out feelers to Tehran for closer ties, a development that the Gulf states viewed with great alarm. Sources quoted in the article said that there was a desire among Gulf states to invest in Egypt, but that the overtures Cairo was making to Iran were discouraging.