Egyptian President Mahmoud Morsi’s political adviser held a secret meeting with the Iranian commander of
the Quds Force last week to learn from the Iranians how to control and take over
the security forces, according to reports.
A secret meeting was held last
week between Egyptian presidential advisor Issam al-Haddad and Qassem Suleimani,
the commander of an elite unit of the Revolutionary Guards according to the
report in Wednesday’s Egyptian paper Al-Masry Al-Youm.
The paper quotes
anonymous security sources that say that the Iranians sought to help Egypt
develop their intelligence services. Muslim Brotherhood members at the meeting
wanted to apply the lessons learned by Iran and apply it to Egypt.
paper also stated that the reason for the removal of Egypt’s former interior
minister was because he opposed the secret meeting.
Egypt denied that the
meeting took place, but the meeting was also reported by the British paper, The
Meanwhile, the Iranian Fars News Agency reported that its FM was
going to make an official visit to Cairo to discuss regional issues and the
expansion of ties.