Egyptian's president leaked conversation about Saudi Arabia

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Asking for money is a delicate matter, so when an alleged audio recording of Egypt's president mocking oil-rich Arab states was leaked while he was doing exactly that, the chatter online was anything but kind.

The alleged recording is a year old and dates from the time when Al-Sisi was Egypt's defense minister. On the recording, he's heard telling his office director to ask the Saudis for "10 [billion dollars] to be deposited in the army's account." He also asks for the same amount again from both Kuwait and UAE. When his office director responds with laughter, El Sisi says "So what? They have money like rice." In other words - they're rolling in cash.

Some Saudis on twitter seem to have taken a lighthearted view to this comment.

BBC News - Egypt&[HASHTAG]#039[/HASHTAG];s president allegedly mocks Gulf wealth

I also think Saudis have money like rice. But I do think it's inappropriate to throw out a comment like this when asking for aid.
 

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hahahha, I still cant believe he said that.

The recording authenticity is not confirmed yet. It could be fabricated. Who knows.

King Salman hails strong Saudi, Egypt ties

audi King Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed the kingdom’s close bond with Egypt in a phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday.

Also Monday, Sisi contacted the leaders of Gulf Arab states to reassure them of strong Egyptian-Gulf ties after a leaked audio recording that purports to show him and senior aides being derisive of their rich Gulf donors, Reuters news agency reported.

Mekameleen, a pro-Islamist TV channel that aired the tape at the weekend, ran subtitles to identify the detailed conversations heard as being between Sisi and two of his senior staff on how to get Gulf states to funnel them more money. The authenticity of the tape could not be confirmed.

"The president [Sisi] affirmed .... the special relationship that the UAE has with the Egyptian people," the state news agency MENA reported, adding that Sisi also emphasized the "the strength of relations between the two countries".

King Salman described Saudi’s stance toward Egypt as “unchangeable” as both countries have strategic links and have a “shared future,” Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

The king added that relations between the two nations are too strong to be damaged.

Sisi meanwhile expressed his appreciation toward King Salman’s sentiments, according to Al Arabiya News Channel.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait provided Egypt with political and economic support after Sisi became president in June 2014.

After eight months in office, President Sisi continues struggling to stabilize a country rocked by violence and economic woes.

The former military strongman is fighting a war in the Sinai Peninsula against Islamist extremists. In other parts of the country, security forces battle to end regular bombings targeting security forces and public facilities.

The government blames much of the violence on the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, which have been ousted from the helm of power in June 2013.

But the Islamist group denies any links to violence and accuses the government and the security forces of responsibility of killing protesters and creating a situation of violence.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz expressed the kingdom’s close bond with Egypt in a phone call with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday.

Also Monday, Sisi contacted the leaders of Gulf Arab states to reassure them of strong Egyptian-Gulf ties after a leaked audio recording that purports to show him and senior aides being derisive of their rich Gulf donors, Reuters news agency reported.

Mekameleen, a pro-Islamist TV channel that aired the tape at the weekend, ran subtitles to identify the detailed conversations heard as being between Sisi and two of his senior staff on how to get Gulf states to funnel them more money. The authenticity of the tape could not be confirmed.

"The president [Sisi] affirmed .... the special relationship that the UAE has with the Egyptian people," the state news agency MENA reported, adding that Sisi also emphasized the "the strength of relations between the two countries".

King Salman described Saudi’s stance toward Egypt as “unchangeable” as both countries have strategic links and have a “shared future,” Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

The king added that relations between the two nations are too strong to be damaged.

Sisi meanwhile expressed his appreciation toward King Salman’s sentiments, according to Al Arabiya News Channel.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait provided Egypt with political and economic support after Sisi became president in June 2014.

After eight months in office, President Sisi continues struggling to stabilize a country rocked by violence and economic woes.

The former military strongman is fighting a war in the Sinai Peninsula against Islamist extremists. In other parts of the country, security forces battle to end regular bombings targeting security forces and public facilities.

The government blames much of the violence on the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, which have been ousted from the helm of power in June 2013.

But the Islamist group denies any links to violence and accuses the government and the security forces of responsibility of killing protesters and creating a situation of violence.
 
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I wander what the president has to say about this and hope it is not swept away or, covered up as this is a serious thing and he needs to take responsibilities for his actions in this case. If he is struggling now, how is he going to move ahead as he has struggled to stabalize the country and there may be inner violence which has shown now by the Muslim brotherhood or the extremists who have caused harm to the people. Money is being used to fight these people, and it is cosing lives and, man power also money affecting the economy is being used for war which is hurting the country.