Cairo - Egypt’s
foreign ministry has described the crash of a Russian-operated Airbus
out of Sharm el-Sheikh as having resulted from a deliberate attack.
Investigators in Egypt have yet to give the results of their inquiry into the loss of the MetroJet A321 over Sinai on 31 October 2015.
the ministry, in a statement underlining the need for an international
counter-terrorism strategy, referred to “terrorist operations” which
have resulted in “hundreds” of fatalities “such as the Russian aircraft
Investigators have not confirmed sabotage
despite a long-held claim by Russian analysts that the aircraft was
brought down deliberately, and the subsequent withdrawal of Sharm
el-Sheikh services by several carriers over security concerns.
statement followed intense attention on a list of attacks released by
the US government, which is trying to shore up support for security
measures including travel restrictions from certain countries.
foreign ministry says the position of the US government is “consistent”
with its own regarding the need for a “comprehensive” counter-terrorism