El Sisi reaffirms the need for political resolution to regional crises
El Sisi reaffirms the need for political resolution to regional crises: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi stressed the need to resolve the conflicts in Palestine, Syria, Yemen, and Libya through political channels to restore stability to the Middle East, according to an Ittihadiya statement. El Sisi said that Arab countries are facing the "most serious crisis since their independence," accusing regional states of working hard to establish spheres of influence within other states and foreign armies occupying Arab countries (an obvious allusion to Turkey and Iran). He reaffirmed Egypt’s rejection of the US recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and urged quick action to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He also renewed calls for the establishment of a pan-Arab security force or mechanism to create a united front against terrorism and external aggression.
Arab leaders called yesterday for an international investigation into the “criminal use “of chemical weapons in Syria, Reuters reports.