BREAKING: Egypt officially ends diplomatic ties with Syria
Ahram Online, Saturday 15 Jun 2013
Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi arrives at Cairo indoor stadium to attend a popular conference in support of the Syrian uprising (Photo courtesy of presidency Facebook page)
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi announced on Saturday the end of diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime led by Bashar Al-Asaad.
"We have decided to close down the Syrian embassy in Cairo," said Morsi during a popular conference held in support of the Syrian uprising at a fully-packed Cairo Indoor Stadium.
"The Egyptian envoy in Damascus will also be withdrawn."