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Moscow Slams ‘Aggressive’ US Threats to Hit Egypt With Sanctions Over Purchase of Russian...

Skip to content FM claims Washington forces countries to buy its weapons US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mark Esper sent a letter to Egypt’s defense minister threatening with sanctions if Cairo did not cancel purchasing more than 20 Su-35 Flanker-E next-generation fighters from Moscow, The Wall Street Journal reported last week.Moscow…
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US threatens Egypt with Sanctions over Russian Su-35 fighter jet purchase

Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Sarah Abed, independent journalist and analyst… Washington’s latest attempt to dissuade an ally from making arms deals with Russia came in the form of a letter sent on last Wednesday to Egyptian officials warning them that they could face sanctions if they continued with their $2 billion dollar Su-35 fighter jets contract.…
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Blaming Each Other for Backing Terrorism

The two sides of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)’s Qatar rift are far from reconciling as both accuse the other of supporting terrorism, reports Giorgio Cafiero.  By Giorgio CafieroSpecial to Consortium News The Gulf Crisis between Qatar and its neighbors (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE) is no closer to being settled than when it…
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THE ANGRY ARAB: Armies & Politics in the Middle East

As`ad AbuKhalil reviews Middle East rulers’ reasons for distrusting their own militaries.    King Hussein of Jordan among his troops, March 1957. (Wikimedia Commons) By As`ad AbuKhalilSpecial to Consortium News A close association between armies and politics has pertained in the Middle East for a long while. Army leaders have led many Arab countries in…
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