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Khaled Abu Baker: Sunni-Shiite war would lead to catastrophe

CAIRO – 11 November 2017: “Any attempt to ignite a war between Sunnis and Shiites in the Middle East region would definitely lead to a catastrophe,” said lawyer Khaled Abu Bakr on Saturday.
Abu Bakr wrote on his Twitter account that “igniting a Sunni-Shiite war would lead to a catastrophe,” adding that “there is no need for recklessness.”
“The Arabs’ future generations would pay the price for that reckless war if it takes place,” Abu Bakr stressed.
Responding to one of the reporters' questions, during his meeting with media representatives on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum (WYF) Wednesday, regarding the possibility of targeting Tehran with military strikes, he affirmed that he is against the option of war.
Khaled Abu Bakr Tweet screenshot.
“We should be careful while dealing with any diplomatic problem within the region, including Iran and Hezbollah. We do not need more troubles in the Middle East region; what has already happened is enough,” President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said.
Sisi also noted that Egypt’s security and stability are linked to those of the Gulf. “We stand with our brotherly countries in the Gulf,” he added.
Iran’s relations with several countries in the Middle East, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE, are severely tense. Tehran has been described by several governments as the major player regarding financing and supporting terrorism, aiming to destabilize the whole region, especially that it has nuclear ambitions.
One of the main demands in the reconciliation list issued by the Arab quartet to Qatar’s government was to cut all of its relations with Tehran.
During his interview with France 24 in October, President Sisi said that Egypt’s relations with Iran have been cut for nearly 40 years; however, “we are keen on easing the current tension in the region,” Sisi added.