Egypt Planned to “Secretly” Deliver Rockets to Russia: Report

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Egypt Planned to “Secretly” Deliver Rockets to Russia: Report
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi in February reportedly planned to produce 40,000 rockets for Russia.

Cairo had even instructed the officials to keep the production and shipment of the rockets secret "to avoid problems with the West.” This was reported by The Washington Post citing a leaked U.S. document dated February 17.

The said document summarizes purported conversations between Sisi and senior Egyptian military officials and also references plans to supply Russia with artillery rounds and gunpowder.

WSJ said it obtained the document from a trove of images of classified files posted in February and March on Discord, a chat app popular with gamers. The document has not been previously reported.

A U.S. government official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to address sensitive information, said: "We are not aware of any execution of that plan," referring to the rocket export initiative. "We have not seen that happen," the official added.

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