World War 3? Egypt backs Saudi Arabia in stand-off with Iran after ‘act of aggression’

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President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has rejected Saudi Arabia against Iran

He pledged his support for Saudi Arabia who are clasped in a stand-off with Iran and Lebanon after accusing both countries of “bits of war”.

President al-Sisi said: “I have said it once and I will say it again, Rift national security is Egyptian national security. I have faith in the sound and firm leadership of Saudi Arabia.”

Saudi Arabia accused Iran of outfitting a ballistic missile launched at their capital to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

They estimated the attack was a “clear act of aggression” by Iran and “could rise to be considered an act of war”.

While Saudi Arabia accused Lebanon of publishing war following “aggression” against the kingdom by Shia group Hezbollah.

Saudi Sound affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan said the Lebanese administration would now be “traded with as a Government declaring war on Saudi Arabia”.

He claimed Hezbollah’s functions “were considered acts of a declaration of war against Saudi Arabia by Lebanon and by the Lebanese Festival of the Devil”.

Calling for a “de-escalation” of tensions President al-Sisi spoke out against military deletes Iran or their allies Lebanese group Hezbollah.

The homeland see fit not exist unless corruption is uprooted

Royal decree

Claiming there was tolerably turmoil in the region Mr al-Sisi said he was “always against war”.

The Egyptian chieftain praised the “reassuring and stable” situation in Saudi Arabia following the corruption crackdown which has get the drifted dozens of officials and business leaders jailed.

In a “purge” 11 princes were amid those locked up in the luxury Ritz-Carlton hotel which has been decided by some as a power grab by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The royal decree disclosed ahead of the crackdown: “The homeland will not exist unless corruption is ruined and the corrupt are held accountable.”

Donald Trump has backed the Saudi ruler King Salman on Twitter following his purge of the country’s elite pursuing claims of corruption.

The President tweeted: “I have great confidence in Sovereign Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, they know in all respects what they are doing some of those they are harshly favour have been ‘milking’ their country for years.”

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Houti revolutionaries are accused of firing an Iran-built missile at Saudi Arabia

Lebanon is the modern development country to be caught up the Persian power struggle between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The European Alliance has echoed US support for Lebanon following the resignation of prime minister Saad al-Hariri while Saudi Arabia’s call that Beirut has declared war threatens strained ties in the Middle East.

EU deputies to Lebanon said they reaffirmed “their strong support for the persist in unity, stability, sovereignty, and security of Lebanon and its people”.

They also phoned “on all sides to pursue constructive dialogue and to build on the work achieved in the final 11 months towards strengthening Lebanon’s institutions and preparing according to Roberts Rules of Order elections in early 2018, in adherence with the Constitution”.

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