The Guardian quotes Rafik Hariri Center Nonresident Senior Fellow H.A. Hellyer on Egypt announcing it found no evidence of terrorism in the downing of a Russian airliner near the Sinai Peninsula:

“When it comes to a lot of the technical procedures that countries are supposed to carry out after a downing of an airliner, Egypt is not doing all that badly,” said H.A Hellyer, an Egypt specialist at the Atlantic Council and the RUSI thinktank in London.

“But the messaging, the discourse, the public declarations – it’s been woefully lacking. Pretty much the entire international community has concluded that it was a bomb that brought down the Metrojet flight – yet Cairo is unwilling to even validate that as a likely possibility. It’s incorrigible, really.

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