US Sinai pullback payback for islands handover

The US withdrew its forces from the Sinai Peninsula last weekend in retaliation for Egypt’s transfer of sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia, according to DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources. They also report that the move came after Washington protested to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over its exclusion from the consultations and military coordination between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel regarding the islands.

The US message was clear. Since Riyadh, Cairo and Jerusalem do not report their military steps in the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea to Washington, the US sees no need to inform them of its military steps in the Sinai.


  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Thanks Obama, but just as well.
    They can keep their own peace, or not.
    Not our problem!

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  • Hard Little Machine

    The US’s only role in the Sinai is to facilitate the Muslim Brotherhood gaining access into Gaza so they can plan to murder Jews.

  • An interesting Obama policy: “If you increase your military presence in the region, then dammit we’re going to decrease ours in retaliation”. That oughta teach ’em!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I tend to take DEBKAfile’s pronouncements with a grain of salt unless there is confirmation from at least one independent source.