Iran welcomes better ties with Egypt, state media say citing Khamenei

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with Oman’s Sultan that Tehran welcomes better diplomatic with Egypt, Iranian state media reported on Monday.

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Relations between Egypt and Iran have often been fraught in recent decades although the two countries have maintained diplomatic contacts.

Khamenei’s comments came as Middle Eastern countries including Egypt are taking steps to ease regional tensions. In March, Saudi Arabia and Iran revived ties and agreed to restore diplomatic relations under a China-mediated deal.

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