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Egyptian security forces detain director of Iranian TV channel

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Egyptian security forces raided the office of an Iranian TV channel in Cairo and detained its director, Ahmed al-Sioufi, the media outlet reported on Saturday.

“The security forces also seized equipment and devices from the channel without giving any explanation for these actions,” the Arab language satellite channel, Al Alam, said on its website.

Reuters reported that a security source confirmed the news and said the TV station did not have a license.

Ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi sought to better Egypt’s relations with the Islamist republic after diplomatic relations were severed during the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran.

(With Reuters)