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Egypt Courting Iran?

By on 10.4.10 | 7:49PM

For the first time in 31 years, it seems that there will soon be direct flights between Egypt and Iran, which may presage a more general rapprochement. "The pronouncement baffled observers" according to the LA Times, but it doesn't seem all that baffling. If Iran becomes a nuclear power, it will have a much freer hand to push its neighbors around. As it becomes clear that the current US Administration might let that happen, Arab countries that have traditionally allied with Washington against Tehran are beginning to hedge their bets.

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