The Strategic Communications Coordinator at the White House National Security Council, John Kirby, confirmed that there is no indication that Egypt has provided Russia with any lethal weapons.
This came in response to what was published by the Washington Post about Egypt’s plan to supply Russia with missiles.
Kirby added, in press statements, on Tuesday: “Egypt is and remains an important security partner in the region, and the US military has a long-term defense relationship with Egypt that goes back to many years”.
Earlier on Tuesday, the press spokesman for the Russian presidency, Dmitry Peskov, described the allegations about Egypt’s plans to supply Russia with thousands of missiles secretly as fabricated, and that it should be dealt with on this basis.
The Washington Post reported that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi ordered the production of 40,000 missiles for Russia, and instructed officials to keep production and shipping secret to avoid problems with the West.
The Washington Post stated that it had obtained a leaked document, dated February 17, related to talks between Sisi and senior Egyptian military officials, and also refers to plans to supply Russia with artillery shells and gunpowder.
The Washington Post newspaper reported a response from a spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Abu Zeid, in which he said, “Egypt’s position from the beginning is based on non-interference in this crisis and a commitment to maintaining an equal distance with the Russian and Ukrainian sides, while emphasizing Egypt’s support for the United Nations and international law, and United Nations General Assembly resolutions,” adding, “we continue to urge the parties to stop hostilities and reach a political solution through negotiations”.