Egypt has decided to cut all ties with Syria, close the embassy in Cairo and withdraw the Egyptian envoy from Damascus, said Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. He also urged the international powers to impose a no-fly zone over Syria.
"We have decided to close down the Syrian embassy in Cairo," said Morsi during a conference of Sunni Muslim clerics in support of the Syrian uprising at Cairo Indoor Stadium, according to local newspaper Ahram online. "The Egyptian envoy in Damascus will also be withdrawn."
Thousands of Islamists rallied in the Egyptian capital on Friday in support of calls by Sunni Muslim clerics for a holy war against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The demonstration took place outside a Cairo mosque where Saudi preacher Mohammed al-Oreifi called in a sermon for a "jihad in the cause of Allah in Syria." Oreifi urged worshippers to "unite against their enemy.
Originally posted by logical7
my 1st thought was how could he talk when his mouth was so stuffed with green paper.
A deal has been struck, Egypt siding with USA for a favour that USA uses its influence to prevent Ethiopia from building a dam on Nile.
However the sunni shia factor is also a major one but the timings are too perfect,
as if the people should not get too much gap between recent developments that they either forget or start thinking too much till they reach a point where they say, "wait a minute.."
1)US declaring that CWs were used
2)Iran has new president.(i wonder do politicians have a secret ethical code of not messing with each other during election time!)
3)Egypt declaring that they are no more pro assad..
Lets see who else suddenly realises
that they don't like assad anymore.
Morsi also urged Arab and Islamic countries to have an emergency summit on the latest developments in the Syria conflict.
"This summit is meant to provide an Arab cover for any Western escalation against Assad's administration," the political expert said, citing Western attacks on the former governments of Iraq and Libya as examples.
With regards to Morsi's warning to Lebanon's militant group Hezbollah against involvement in the Syria conflict, Salama said that it was meant to please Islamists, particularly the Salafists.
"Morsi needs their support as an intended massive anti-president protests will be held on June 30," he said, adding that the protests will be held by activists and the opposition who call for an ousting of Morsi and an early presidential election.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Not much surprises me anymore, but this did.