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Forum Post: Iran, Egypt and Turkey to convene on Islamic summit sidelines

Posted 9 years ago on Feb. 6, 2013, 2:33 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Iran, Egypt and Turkey will hold a tripartite meeting on the sidelines of the 12th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Cairo on either Wednesday or Thursday, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.

Salehi said in press statements that the meeting will tackle an initiative by Syrian opposition leader Moaz al-Khatib to solve the Syrian conflict.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr said communications are ongoing with Saudi Arabia to brief the kingdom on Khatib's initiative. He did not, however, say whether or not Saudi Arabia would attend the summit, which begins today.

Egypt, Iran and Turkey are represented in the 57-state summit by their presidents.

Saudi Arabia had previously declined to attend the latest meeting on Khatib's initiative, which proposes an agreement granting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a safe exit without trial.

The initiative also suggests negotiations with authorized regime representatives who have not been involved in the crackdown on protests against Assad's rule.

The OIC summit is being held amid disagreements between Iran and other Arab states over potential solutions to end civil war in Syria, where more than 60,000 have been killed since March 2011 in a regime crackdown on protests demanding Assad step down.

Shia Iran has been a staunch ally of Assad's Syrian Alawi regime. Egypt and Turkey, on the other hand, support a peaceful political transition in Syria. http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/iran-egypt-and-turkey-convene-islamic-summit-sidelines




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[-] -3 points by DeathsHead1 (-111) 9 years ago

So what?

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 9 years ago
[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

Ahmadinejad is in Cairo. It's being thrown around in msm.

[-] -2 points by DeathsHead1 (-111) 9 years ago

I see. So do you think they are against Assad?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 9 years ago

Ahmadinejad supports Assad. You aren't going to find much of that in Egypt and if it is a requirement for relationships to normalize, for lack of a better term, than it will present a problem.The US is not going to be down with normal relationships

The real question is how the other 55 countries feel about Assad.

That said, both countries, Egypt and Iran, trade with each other and Iran has investments in Egypt. There were protests in front of the Iranian Embassy. The Muslim Rebels are afraid that the Shia brand will take over Egypt with an improved relationship between the two countries.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 9 years ago

Obama blocks arms to Syrian rebels. Neocons go berserk!!!

Assad must go. Do you support arming the Syrian rebels?