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Egypt deployed agents to counter Iran

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Egypt's spy master revealed his service recruited agents in Iraq and Syria to counter Iranian support for militants in his country, according to US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks.
Omar Suleiman told US top military commander Admiral Michael Mullen in a 2009 meeting that Iran had tried to recruit Bedouins to smuggle weapons into Hamas-controlled Gaza and that Egyptian security had rounded up a cell of Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah.
"'Iran must pay the price' for its actions and not be allowed to interfere in regional affairs," the US Cairo embassy cable published this week, dated April 30, 2009, quoted Suleiman as telling Admiral Michael Mullen.
"If you want Egypt to cooperate with you on Iran, we will ... It would take a big burden off our shoulders," Suleiman is quoted as saying in the cable.

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