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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Egypt and Iran to restore diplomatic relationships

Mohamed Morsy, Egypt's President

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsy will visit Iran’s capital Teheran at the end of this month to attend the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit. According to the statement of Iran’s Vice-President Ali Akbar Salehi, made before Morsy’s visit to Tehran, Egypt and Iran are willing to restore the diplomatic relationships between the two countries.

The relationships between those two countries were broken during the last 30 years. The reason of worsening the relations was that Egypt hosted Shah ousted during Iranian Islamic Revolution in 1979. Another reason was the signing of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, while Iran is traditionally hostile towards Jewish state.

Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran's Vice-President
Salehi told in his interview to Egypt’s states-run Al-Ahram news source that Iran is expecting to establish the relationships of friendship and brotherhood with Egypt. Egypt is the cornerstone of the Middle Eastern region and has the special status in the Arab world, so Iran is willing to establish the diplomatic relationships with the most populous Arabic country. Teheran hopes to restore normal and stable relations with Cairo in the closest future.

According to the statement of Iran’s Vice-President the restoration of the relations depends now only on some protocol measures. The latest developments in Egypt and January 25 Revolution changed the political arena in the country and Egypt’s international relationships and policy too, so Iran will welcome Mohamed Morsy in Teheran during the NAM summit later this month and is expecting the normal diplomatic relations will be restored between Egypt and Iran.