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Iran to restore relations with Egypt

Jan. 6, 2004 at 10:32 AM   |   Comments

TEHRAN, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Iran expects to restore full diplomatic relations with Egypt, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman announced Tuesday.

"Relations with Egypt must now be restored because this will help the Palestinian people and this is the wish of all Palestinian groups," Hamid Reza Asefi said.

Meanwhile, the City Council of Tehran changed the name of a street formerly commemorating the assassin of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, the official IRNA news agency reported.

In line with a request of the Foreign Ministry, Tehran's Khaled Islambouli Street had been renamed to Intifada (Uprising) Street, the report said.

Iran severed its diplomatic ties with Egypt in 1980, a year after Cairo struck the Camp David peace deal with Israel and gave asylum to Iran's exiled shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

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