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14 January 2019 - 09:53
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A prominent Egyptian politician lashed out at US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for his recent comments against Iran, calling on Cairo officials to show their opposition to the stated stance.

RNA - "By declaring clear enmity towards Tehran from the Egyptian capital, Pompeo aims to draw Egypt and the Persian Gulf littoral states into a war against Iran and he, hence, referred to the US withdrawal from Syria to entrap the Arabs," Hatam Noaman was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Misryon as saying on Saturday.

He called on the Egyptian officials, including President al-Sisi, and the foreign ministry to protest at Pompeo's remarks as well as his comments that the ISIL is present in the Sinai peninsula.

According to Fars News Agancy, Noaman said that the US policies are prone to no change for partisan differences between the Democrats and Republicans as they see such policies in line with national interests.

In a speech at the American University in Cairo, Pompeo delivered a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration’s Mideast policies on Thursday as he denounced the former president for “misguided” and “wishful” thinking that according to him diminished America’s role in the region, harmed its longtime friends and emboldened its main foe, Iran.

The US withdrew from the internationally-endorsed 2015 nuclear deal in May 2018 and imposed the toughest-ever sanctions against the country.

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