UPDATED: Egypt court voids Tiran & Sanafir island Saudi-Egyptian deal, sources say govt to appeal

June 21, 2016 12:59 PM

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UPDATED: Egypt court voids Tiran & Sanafir island Saudi-Egyptian deal, sources say govt to appeal

The court rules the two Red Sea islands in the Gulf of Aqaba should remain Egyptian and forbids the government from any tampering with their status; sources tell Ahram Online government intends to appeal

Egypt's Administrative Court ruled earlier Tuesday that the 8 April border demarcation agreement which placed the two Egyptian Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir in Saudi waters is void, adding that the two islands should remain under Egyptian sovereignty.

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