The Egyptian embassy in London has filed a complaint on behalf of the government against The Times newspaper. The complaint is in response to an article The Times ran which alleged Iran was aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in creating their own secret service agency and holding secret meetings with the president’s assistant Essam El-Haddad.
The complaint was made on the grounds of the violation of newspaper standards and accuracy. At the time of publication the Times have not published a retraction or reaction.
The Times said that the alleged meeting is proof that the Brotherhood is attempting to enslave Egypt in a theocracy.
The government denied ever having held talks with the Iranian Al-Quds brigade leader Qassem Suleimani, arguably one of the world’s most elusive characters. El-Haddad released a statement through the Egyptian embassy in London denying the visit, and adding that Egypt was “concerned that a respectable news outlet such as The Times would fail to uphold basic journalistic standards.”