Egypt - Thanks for the Money and the Military Hardware Hussein , but we prefer Iran.(Ynet).
Security officials in Cairo say former Interior Minister Gamal El Din was dismissed because he was against meeting between Morsi's aide and Iran's spy chief. Muslim Brotherhood: Meeting sends message to US .A secret meeting held recently between Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's aide and the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps' Al-Quds Force led to the dismissal of Egypt's former Interior Minister Ahmed Gamal El Din, Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Wednesday, citing senior security officials in Egypt.
According to the report, Gamal El Din, who is a staunch critic of the Islamist movement in Egypt, was fired because he had voiced his opposition to the meeting between Morsi's aide, Essam al-Haddad, and Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani.
The Egyptian newspaper said he also criticised the Muslim Brotherhood's security policy.
The Times reported on Tuesday that Suleimani, Iran's spy chief, visited Cairo just after Christmas for two days of talks with senior officials close to President Morsi. According to the British daily, Suleimani met al-Haddad, foreign affairs adviser to Morsi, and officials from the Muslim Brotherhood, to advise the Egyptian government on building its own security and intelligence apparatus, independent of the national intelligence services, which are controlled by Egypt's military.
The Times quoted a member of the Muslim Brotherhood's Guidance Council, the Maktab al-Ershad, as saying that "the government requested a high-level meeting with Iranian officials. Iran sent Suleimani. The meeting was intended to send a message to America, which is putting pressure on the Egyptian government, that we should be allowed to have other alliances with anyone we please." Read the full story here.