Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi met with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on Thursday. This is Salehi’s second visit to Cairo since Morsi took office in June 2012.
The two leaders discussed resolving the crisis in Syria.
During the talks, Salehi reiterated Iran’s position that the Syrian government needed to open dialogue with the opposition to avoid “foreign intervention.”
Salehi said all governments should “fulfill the demands of its people” and that Syria needed “dialogue and negotiations between the government and the Syrian opposition.”
“We hope that Syria’s neighboring countries will meet to look for a Syrian solution to avoid any foreign intervention,” he added.
In December, Iran floated a vague peace plan to resolve Syria’s 22-month civil war. The plan marked a shift in Iran’s previous unwavering support for the embattled Assad. But, despite Iran and Egypt’s efforts, the Bible indicates that Syria will not stay allied to Iran and Egypt much longer.
Syria is prophesied to sever ties with Iran and instead join a separate Middle East alliance led by Turkey and Saudi Arabia. For more information on this developing alliance, read Gerald Flurry’s article “A Mysterious Alliance.”
And watch for Iran and Egypt’s concern over Syria to lead to a closer working relationship between these two regional superpowers. ▪