|John Kerry and Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi|
The purpose of the Middle East tour of Kerry - the formation of a broad coalition to fight the terrorist organization "Islamic State" (IG), capture and control a large territory in Syria and Iraq.
Speaking in Cairo after talks with Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi and the Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil al-Arabi, Kerry said that military action alone is not enough, and it is necessary to take measures to eliminate sources of financing for terrorist groups. Secretary of State pointed out that groups like the IG, trying to destroy the Arab countries and to create a new education that promote extremist ideology. Kerry said that Egypt is on the forefront of the fight against terrorists and pledged on behalf of the United States support in countering the Islamists in the Sinai Peninsula. As part of this assistance, Egypt will soon receive an additional 10 helicopters Apache.
Acting on Sinai Islamist group "Ansar al-Maqdis Byte" has established regular contacts with the "Islamic state" in Iraq, according to TV channel "Al Arabiya" referring to the Egyptian security services. According to the Arab media, Egypt could become the next target of the IG, after Syria and Iraq. Noted the similarity of ideologies "Ansar al-Maqdis" and "Islamic state."
Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi supported an initiative to build a broad international coalition against extremists operating in Syria and Iraq. But he stressed that the focus should be not only the fight against "Islamic state", but also against the "Ansar al-Maqdis," "Muslim Brotherhood" and other terrorist organizations that aim to establish an Islamic caliphate in the Middle East.
Support for the efforts of the United States and other Western countries to fight radical Islamists said Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Egypt and Qatar. We are not talking about the participation of the armies of these countries in active hostilities against the IG, but these states are ready to assist the coalition, providing intelligence and helping to solve logistical problems. Turkey refused to support the actions of the coalition against the IG, explaining his decision to the fact that a prisoner of the Islamists in Mosul are about 50 Turkish citizens. At the same time in Ankara stated that Turkey will not allow the IG activities on its territory.
It is reported that Israel has participated in the activities of the coalition against the IG, providing satellite data to obtain additional information about the locations of the militants of the terrorist organization. In the event of aggression against IG Jordan or Egypt, Israel is ready for more action.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly stressed that "Islamic state" and the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas - "branches of the same poisonous tree."
Hamas and "Islamic Jihad" by the Egyptian "Muslim Brotherhood" in the 80-ies of XX century, and in the Gaza Strip, lost the support of Egypt. In Cairo, Hamas, and the "Muslim Brotherhood", now called terrorists, requiring the transfer of control of the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority. However, Hamas is still maintained in Ankara and Doha. Note that in the last week, several leaders of the "Muslim Brotherhood" have been expelled from Qatar under pressure from Egypt and other Arab countries. Perhaps they will find shelter in Turkey.