Amid Aleppo bloodshed, former Iranian politician praises 'Egypt’s support for Assad'

Amir Mousawi, a former Iranian politician, wrote a post on his Facebook page thanking Egyptian President al-Sisi for "supporting the axis of resistance in the region."

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after addressing the 70th session of the UNGA, September 28,

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after addressing the 70th session of the UNGA, September 28, 2015. . (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Amid a massive social media campaign that slurs Egypt for allegedly supplying the Syrian Arab Army with missiles for fighting in Aleppo, a former Iranian politician named Amir Mousawi praised Egypt’s support for Syria in its fight against "terror."

Mousawi, the head of Tehran's Center for Strategic Studies and International Relations and former Iranian cultural attaché in Algeria, wrote on Sunday a post on his Facebook page full-heartedly thanking Egypt and its president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

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"I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Republic of Egypt and to his Excellency, President Sisi for their noble and honored approach toward the crimes committed by terrorists in our beloved Syria," Mousawi said.

"Egypt under Sisi’s rule has been one of the world's pioneers in supporting the axis of resistance in the region in all aspects, including the political and military aspects," Mousawi added.

He concluded the post with the comment: "thank you Egypt. We will reward you appropriately."
Mousawi's remarks came shortly after Arab social media activists launched a campaign critisizing Sisi for the military aid he provides to Syria's President Bashar Assad.

The campaign was spearheaded by images documenting Egyptian-made missiles used by the Syrian air force to strike rebel factions. One of the missiles found by the Syrian opposition was the Sakr, an Egyptian-made battlefield ballistic missile that did not blow up.

Egyptian newspaper al-Tahrir reported that the missiles found by the Syrian opposition are old and were exported to Syria in the 1990's.

A statement issued recently by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry regarding the fighting in Aleppo, in which Egypt defined the atrocities committed in the province as merely “violations,” declining to regard them as a "war crime" or to condemn Assad, is being cited as additional evidence for those who are claiming that Sisi is allied with the Syrian president.


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