Some Egyptian media do not hesitate to speak of “conspiracy” Western. On Tuesday in the Egyptian press, many of them denounced the willingness of the United States and Britain to discuss the thesis of the terrorist attack in crash of the Russian plane late October in the desert of Sinai.
Daily Al-Ahram sees “a conspiracy”, “a blatant attempt to punish Egypt economically and financially for its openness to Russia.” The same goes for the newspaper Al-Akhbar , who believes in his editorial that the thesis of the attack was “a political and economic issue in the first place to avenge Egypt and Russia” .
An idea of ”revenge” shared by a large part of Egyptian media that highlight the recent visits to Russia of President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi to meet with Vladimir Putin.
The threatened tourism Egypt
Shortly after the crash, Barack Obama had raised the “possibility” of a bomb onboard the plane. This Tuesday, the British foreign minister ensures that there is “a strong probability that the EI is involved.” The Egyptian branch of the organization Islamic State shortly after the drama had claimed cause of the crash. In Egypt, the authorities point out that no conclusion can be drawn before the end of the investigation that promises to be “long”.
Cairo also criticized London’s decision to repatriate some 20,000 Britons present at Sharm el-Sheikh. Since the drama elsewhere, the resort is emptied of its tourists and Egypt attempts to retain them.
Russia does not exclude terrorist thesis
Much of the Egyptian press, public as private, broadcasts reports on tourists saying delighted to stay in Sharm el-Sheikh. A report about the seaside resorts of the Red Sea published by Al-Akhbar underlines that “Egypt is safe and (that) will not stop the tourists to visit it.” “20,000 Russians working Hurghada,” he says.
But more than a week after the crash, Russia has already repatriated 80,000 tourists and prohibits any commercial flight to the Egypt. On Monday, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in turn acknowledged the “possibility of a terrorist act” . Since its engagement in Syria alongside Bashar al-Assad, Russia has become the main target of the Islamic State group.
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