Morsi: ‘No Problem Between Iran and Egypt’

Mohammed Morsi, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / AP

Mohammed Morsi, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad / AP


Iran’s foreign minister travelled to Cairo as anti-U.S. protests raged in Egypt for a powwow with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-backed president, Mohammed Morsi, according to reports.

During the sit-down, which also included Turkish officials, Morsi cozied up to the Iranian foreign minister, according to multiple reports in the Arab press, including this one in the Tehran Times:

During his meeting with [Ali Akbar] Salehi, Morsi said, “There exists no problem between Iran and Egypt,” the Persian service of IRNA reported.

According to the report, he described Iran and Egypt as two great nations which wish well for each other.

The Egyptian president also asked Salehi to convey his warm greetings to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The Free Beacon reported last week that U.S. intelligence agencies had monitored a meeting between the former Egyptian intelligence chief and an Iranian spy, which raised concern that the newly elected Muslim Brotherhood government could begin to support clandestine terror acts across the globe.