The countries where Iran aspires to expand its power and influence include Egypt, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Afghanistan, and the Gulf Cooperation Council states.
Relations with Iran. In our 2012 report, we explained:
On balance, Egypt’s revolution has thus far delivered little by way of practical results for Tehran. Cairo, likely under some additional pressure from the Gulf and from Washington, has made only miniscule steps in the direction of renewed relations. As for Tehran’s promises of major Iranian investments in Egypt—worth $5 billion, according to one account—Egyptians would be well advised to consider other such...