Egypt: Sisi Boasts Military Cooperation with “Israel” Is ’Closest Ever’
Shamelessly, Egyptian President Abdel Fattaf al-Sisi announced that Cairo's military cooperation with “Israel” has reached unprecedented levels.
Al-Sisi’s remarks came in an interview CBS News scheduled to air Sunday, referring primarily to security cooperation against militants in the northern Sinai.
Asked whether cooperation between the sides can be described as the "closest ever," he answers: That is correct…We have a wide range of cooperation with the “Israelis."
Meanwhile, Egypt’s envoy to the United States asked for the interview to be withheld ahead of the full broadcast scheduled for Sunday, CBS News said.
During the interview, Sisi was brought to task over a number of sensitive issues, such as the jailing of critics and repression of opponents from the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013.
"We don’t have political prisoners or prisoners of opinion,” Sisi claimed.
However, Human Rights Watch says that around 60,000 political prisoners are currently held in Egypt, an estimate dismissed by Sisi.
"I don't know where they got that figure. I said there are no political prisoners in Egypt. Whenever there is a minority trying to impose their extremist ideology we have to intervene regardless of their numbers," he said.
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