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It is too early to judge the 'Iran Deal': Egypt's Presidency

The comments come during President Sisi’s 3-day visit to Russia

Ahram Online , Wednesday 26 Aug 2015
Alaa Youssef
Presidential spokesperson Alaa Yousef (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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In a meeting Wednesday with the media delegation accompanying President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on his visit to Russia, spokesman Alaa Youssef said that the Egyptian presidency believes it is too early to judge the nuclear deal signed by six leading world powers and Iran, Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Youssef added that there were still doubts regarding commitment to the terms of the deal. He expressed hope, however, that the Middle East will become a nuclear-weapon-free zone.

Youssef also stated that the security of the Gulf countries was a priority and a commitment.

Regarding the situation in Syria, the spokesperson for the Egyptian Presidency hopes that there will be a common Arab agreement with international support to solve the crisis in the war-torn country.

Ambassador Alaa Youssef also told the Egyptian reporters that the Egyptian President was going to meet Jordanian King Abdullah II in Moscow early Wednesday at the Egyptian president's temporary residence. 

The King of Jordan met with President Putin on Tuesday.

Regarding President El-Sisi's meeting with Russian businessmen on Tuesday, Youssef revealed that the Egyptian President discussed with them the special economic zone projects in Suez Canal and the Logistic Center in Damietta.

Youssef added that the president discussed the re-modernization and development of Egyptian factories built by Russia in the 1960s.

President El-Sisi is currently on a three-day visit to Moscow where he will meet with President Vladimir Putin later on Wednesday.

The two presidents will discuss political and economic relations as well the latest developments in the Middle East region especially in Syria, according to a statement by the Kremlin.
 

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