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Egypt Foreign Minister: Gulf security and stability is red-line
Asshat, something like that ^ | Saturday, April 9, 2011 | Sawsan Abu-Husain & Salah Juma

Posted on 04/09/2011 3:02:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Egyptian Foreign Minister Dr. Nabil al-Arabi yesterday stated that the Gulf's security, stability, and Arab identity represent a "red-line" which Egypt rejects any transgression against.

In related news, the Arab League informed its member-states that Qatar had officially nominated former Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] Secretary-General Abdulrahman al-Attiyah, to replace Arab League Secretary-General Amr Musa, who is set to leave his position as head of the Arab League in May.

During a press conference on Wednesday, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi welcomed the results of the recent meeting of GCC foreign ministers. He said that the GCC states had "succeeded in moving in a coordinated fashion to preserve the security of Bahrain, giving a practical application to the concept of collective security in the Gulf region."

He added that the Arab Gulf region represents a fundamental strategic necessity to Egyptian national security, and that maintaining and preserving security and stability in the Gulf is both a national commitment, and a strategic necessity. Al-Arabi also confirmed that committing to the preservation of the unity, stability, and security, of each country in the Gulf region, is one of the most important political principles of Egyptian foreign policy. He stressed that "the stability and Arabhood of the Arab Gulf countries is a red-line against which Egypt rejects any transgression."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arableague; bahrain; egypt; libya; saudiarabia
Asharq Al-Awsat (Saudi Research and Publishing company)

1 posted on 04/09/2011 3:02:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 04/09/2011 3:02:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link --
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To: SunkenCiv

Threatening that ‘red line’ is just Iran, no?

3 posted on 04/09/2011 5:21:22 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Or maybe those pesky Amish.

4 posted on 04/09/2011 6:48:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link --
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