Egypt's Sisi arrives in UAE as Gulf rift widens among GCC member countries
Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi arrives in UAE.
The United Arab Emirates labeled the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization on Sunday, joining the ranks of Saudi Arabia who blacklisted the group on Sunday, citing a royal decree.
Egypt was the first Arab country to label the Brotherhood terrorist in Dec. 2013, after accusing it of carrying out a series of bomb attacks in Cairo.
In a speech he made earlier this week, Sisi hinted at running for Egypt’s presidency as soon as formal electoral procedures were finalized. His remarks sparked a rise in Egypt’s stock market after on Tuesday.
He is expected to announce soon that he will run for president in an election later this year.