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Egypt Says Relations With Iran Depend on Progress on Syria

February 06, 2013

Egypt says “deepening” relations with Iran depend on achieving progress on different issues including the Syrian conflict, the state-run Ahram Gate website said.

Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said Iran is capable of becoming part of a solution in Syria, Ahram Gate said, citing presidential spokesman Yasser Ali.

Iran-Egypt convergence also depends on the public acceptance of such relations, he said.

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