Iranian Lawmakers calls on Egypt to prevent harmful moves against Iran
Egypt must prevent moves harmful to ties with Iran: Iranian lawmaker
Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:16AM GMT
We hope that, despite political and economic problems in the new Egypt, [Egyptian President Mohamed] Morsi does not fall into the trap of such radical groups.”
A senior Iranian lawmaker has called on the Egyptian government to prevent measures that could undermine the relations between Tehran and Egypt.
On Monday, Chairman of Iran’s Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi urged the Egyptian government to condemn an anti-Iran conference recently held in Cairo and prevent future measures that could undermine the relations between the two countries.
Boroujerdi made the remarks in reference to an anti-Iran conference which was held in Egypt concurrent with the recent visit of Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi to the African country.
“It seems that this measure has been carried out by the radical Salafi elements, who are led by countries such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and with the aim of preventing the expansion of ties and cooperation between Iran and Egypt,” the Iranian lawmaker added.
“We hope that, despite political and economic problems in the new Egypt, [Egyptian President Mohamed] Morsi does not fall into the trap of such radical groups,” Boroujerdi said.
Earlier on Monday, Head of Iran’s Interest Section in Egypt Mojtaba Amani also criticized the conference and said Tehran had voiced its protest to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry with regards to this issue.
Iran had severed ties with Egypt because Cairo signed the 1978 Camp David Accords with the Israeli regime and offered asylum to Iran’s deposed monarch Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
However, Tehran and Cairo resumed their bilateral ties after the Egyptian revolution that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011.