Egypt shows solidarity with Trump's Iran statements

Egypt's Foreign Ministry says it shares US concerns over Iran, after Trump indicates he won't certify Iran's compliance with nuclear deal.

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Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
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The Egyptian Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity on Saturday with US President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify Iran’s compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

In a statement, the Egyptian ministry said that it shares Trump’s concerns regarding Iranian policies that "lead to instability in the Middle East."

"Iran’s policies affect the national security of Arabian Gulf countries, and by extension Egyptian national security," the ministry said.

The Egyptian ministry also called for respecting “good neighborly relations and not interfering in the internal affairs of Arab countries in order to boost the stability of the Middle East and to find sustainable solutions for the crises facing the region."

The statements come after Trump on Friday announced his decertification of Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal.

Trump said that while the US wouldn't scrap the deal, it could "leave at any time.”

“We cannot and will not make this certification. We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout,” he said.

He slammed the deal for “at best” delaying Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

"In just a few years, as key restrictions disappear, Iran can sprint towards nuclear weapons breakout. What is the purpose of a deal that only, at best, delays Iran?" he asked.








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