CAIRO: Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim revealed that his ministry had suffered from an arms shortage after the U.S. and the European Union stopped sending weapons to Egypt following the June 30 revolution.
“We are now making up for the shortage by importing weapons from Russia and other countries in the East to be able to continue our fight against the ferocious terrorism threatening our homeland,” he told reporters while attending celebrations marking the Conscript Day.
Speaking about the ongoing war on terror, he said, security authorities have just uncovered two terrorist cells that were targeting police in the provinces of Sharqia and Beni Suef. Some others have also been busted, and information about them will be announced to the public soon, he disclosed.
He unveiled a new strategy to guarantee the safety of the railway service after a plot to derail a passenger train by destroying the tracks was recently discovered. From now on, all train trips will be preceded by extensive measures to detect any irregularity, he said.
The violent demonstrations by the Muslim Brotherhood are ebbing away, he said. The acts by the Brotherhood and their violence in the street are futile for no one will be able to turn back the clock, he said.