Somewhere in Babylon
- Jan 12, 2010
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- Somewhere in Babylon...
- Political Leaning
The CBS television network says it has rejected a request by Egypt's envoy to the US not to broadcast an interview with President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.
The 60 Minutes programme cited Mr Sisi as confirming the Egyptian military was working with Israel to combat jihadist militants in the Sinai peninsula.
He also denied Egypt was detaining any political prisoners and defended a deadly crackdown on protesters in 2013.
CBS says it was asked not to air the interview soon after it was recorded.
There was no immediate response to the report from the Egyptian government.
The crux of the matter perhaps, might be this... snip
CBS said the president also "confirmed his military was working with Israel against terrorists in North Sinai", where attacks by an affiliate of the jihadist group Islamic State has left hundreds of security personnel and civilians dead.
Asked if the co-operation with Israel was the "closest ever", Mr Sisi reportedly responded: "That is correct... We have a wide range of co-operation with the Israelis."
Just thought this was pretty interesting, don't know if I've ever heard of something like this before, where a Government asked Western Media not to air an interview their head of state just gave freely, of his own accord.
Would be a disgrace if they didn't air it.