Mideast Egypt Iranian Dreams

June 14, 2012 - 2:47 AM
FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 file photo, the Iranian navy frigate IS Alvand passes through the Suez Canal at Ismailia, Egypt. Iran once saw the Arab Spring uprisings in the Arab world as a prime opportunity, hoping it would open the door for it to spread its influence in countries whose autocratic leaders long shunned them. But it is finding the new order no more welcoming. Egypt is a prime example. Egypt has sporadically looked more friendly toward Iran since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak 16 months ago, and the rise of the Islamists here fueled the expectations of Tehran's clerical regime that it could make inroads. (AP Photo, File)