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February 5, 2013 8:35 am

Ahmadinejad Makes Historic Visit to Egypt, Says He Wants to Visit Gaza

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JPost – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in Egypt on Tuesday on the first trip by an Iranian head of state since the 1979 revolution, underlining the thaw in relations since Egyptians elected an Islamist head of state.

President Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood politician elected in June, kissed Ahmadinejad as he disembarked from his plane at Cairo airport. The leaders walked down a red carpet, Ahmadinejad smiling as he shook hands with waiting dignitaries.

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  • Jerry Hersch

    It is best not to think of the meeting asan anti-Israel parley-though the rhetoric will be there.
    Egypt,Morsi and the Brotherhhod are trying hard to be leaders of the ARAB world not the Moslem world – and one of the biggest concerns is the treatment and condition of the 3 million Sunni Arabs who live in Iran and are citizens there.The Iranian treatment,often brutal,will be a topic at the forefront.