Egyptian Politician: Foreign States Hindering Tehran-Cairo Rapprochement http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9006300252
Speaking to FNA, Egypt's Prominent Shiite Leader Rasim al-Nafis warned of certain states' opposition to the establishment of strong ties between Tehran and Cairo, and stated, "The Arab Persian Gulf littoral states, including Saudi Arabia, the Zionist Regime of Israel and the remnants of (Hosni) Mubarak's regime view the resumption of Tehran-Cairo ties as harmful to their interests and, thus, try to prevent resumption of these relations."
In June, a senior member of the Egyptian Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (Muslim Brotherhood) party said Washington and Riyadh are increasing pressures on Cairo to prevent resumption of bilateral ties between Iran and Egypt. "A number of Arab and western countries have tried to impede normalization of Iran-Egypt ties and tried to sever Tehran-Cairo relations. In fact Saudi Arabia, the US and the Zionist regime (of Israel) have played the key role in this regard," Kamal al-Halbawi told FNA at the time.