Iran: Israel benefits from strife in Egypt

October 25, 2014 10:13

Iran has condemned violence in the Sinai Peninsula that left dozens of Egyptian security personnel dead on Friday, saying Israel benefited from insecurity in the volatile region that weakens the government in Cairo.

The Islamic Republic's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham expressed her hope that Cairo would prevent Israel from "spreading sedition" among Egypt, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday. On Friday, security sources said two attacks in the Sinai region killed 33 security personnel, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown last year.

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