Egypt and the Arab NATO: An Israeli Vision

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Mohamed Abu Saada

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Egypt has reportedly decided to pull out of the U.S. effort to forge an “Arab NATO” with key Arab allies, known as Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA) – intended to work against Iran.

The Hebrew press has been very interested in the Egyptian position. Israeli newspapers were surprised by the Egyptian decision describing it as a blow to US President Donald Trump’s strategy to contain the Iranian power. “The development is a difficult setback for President Donald Trump, who along with Saudi Arabia had advanced the establishment of a coalition of Arab nations to counter Iranian expansion throughout the Middle East,” reported the Jerusalem Post.

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