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Egypt invites Iran for El-Sisi's inauguration

Iran was a critic of last year's ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi

Ahram Online, Tuesday 3 Jun 2014
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (Photo: Reuters)
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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani received an invitation late on Monday from Egypt's interim leader Adly Mansour to attend the inauguration of Egypt's upcoming president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

According to the Tehran-based Fares news agency, the invitation was handed in to the Iranian Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Nahavandian, who expressed his hope "that the democratic process in Egypt will reflect the will of the people".

He further affirmed the importance of historic and cultural ties between Egypt and Iran, stressing the need for communication between them.

Egypt's official ties with Iran were broken off in 1980, a year after Iran's Islamic revolution and Egypt's peace agreement with Israel.

Egypt-Iran relations had begun to thaw following ousted president Mohamed Morsi's rise to power, when Morsi and then-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exchanged visits and spoke of a new phase in bilateral relations.

Iran protested Morsi's ouster last year and has described the bloody dispersal of his loyalists in August 2012 as "a massacre". Hundreds were killed in the dispersal.


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04-06-2014 12:47pm
We dont want shia friend
First Rohani give the rights in iranian ahle sunnah grop.then he can call sisi .because in iran sunni got problems by shia govt. Even govt dos't allow sunni masjid i Tehran .50%sunni passing very bad and wors situation..
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