Analysis Iran Reaches Out to Egypt in Bid for Increased Regional Power

Iran's letter inviting Egypt to 'adopt the Iranian model and join Tehran to build a new Islamic culture' is indicative of Tehran's desire to redraw the new Middle East and the pressure it feels over the developments in Syria.

Iran reached out to Egypt on Saturday, just as Egyptian sources leaked to a Saudi newspaper what Egyptian intelligence officials had told Morsi: that resuming diplomatic ties with Iran would do more harm than good.