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New Egyptian President intends to re-establish relations with Iran

2012-06-25 11:54

The newly elected President of Egypt Mohammed Mursi intends to restore normal relations with Iran in order to ensure the strategic balance in the region, the RIA Novosti reported.


"It is necessary to restore normal relations with Iran on a mutually advantageous basis. This will ensure the strategic balance in the region. This is one of my policy points", the edition led Mohammed Mursi's words.

As we already wrote, June 18, the Egyptian Islamist movement the Muslim Brotherhood has announced the victory of its candidate, Mohammed Mursi, in the presidential election in the country.

As reported by the RBC, the representative of the islamist movement Khaled Kazaz said that after processing of data at 81% of polling stations Mohammed Mursi has received 52.5% votes. According to the same data, Ahmed Shafik, Mursi's rival, former prime minister under ousted President Hosni Mubarak, has received 47.5%.

Relations between Egypt and Iran were severed in 1980 following the signing of peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. After the Egyptian revolution in February 2011 Tehran is pressing for the restoration of diplomatic ties in full, and its efforts have become particularly purposeful since the legalization of the Islamic movement the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and their success in the political arena.

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