Egypt

Egypt Comments Prompt Syria Walkout at Iran Summit

In the first visit by an Egyptian president to Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, Mohammed Mursi's supportive comments about the Syrian uprising led to a walkout by those country's delicates

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Egypt's president has told a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (Nam) that the Syrian uprising is a "revolution against an oppressive regime".

Mohamed Mursi, making the first visit to Iran by an Egyptian leader since 1979, said the movement had an "ethical duty" to support the uprising.

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