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Nov 02, 2014
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Retired General Ahmad Al-Gawhari: Egypt Will Wage War against Anyone Blocking the Bab Al-Mandab Strait

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Source: Al-Tahrir TV (Egypt)

Following are excerpts are from an interview with Egyptian General [Ret.] Ahmad Al-Gawhari, former commander, Egyptian Army Anti-Terror Unit, which aired on Al-Tahrir TV on November 2, 2014:

Ahmad Al-Gawhari: I do not think that Iran will go as far as to block the Bab Al-Mandab Strait, because if someone tries to attack, block, or control this strait, this could lead to war – maybe even a world war – in which nuclear bombs would be used.


If this happens, I believe that a military confrontation will ensue.

Interviewer: Military confrontation? Launched by Egypt?

Ahmad Al-Gawhari: Yes.

Interviewer: Against whom? Against the Houthis?

Ahmad Al-Gawhari: Against whoever blocks the Bab Al-Mandab Strait.


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