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Iran's leader wants closer ties with Egypt
After decades of distrust, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a news conference Thursday on the sidelines of an Islamic summit that Iran wants "comprehensive" and "unfettered" ties with Egypt.

 

The first Iranian leader to visit Egypt in three decades, Ahmadinejad has used his stay to try and cement ties with the most populous Arab nation. Asked whether Iran was prepared to share its nuclear technology with Egypt, Ahmadinejad dodged the question, saying only that his country would have no problem cooperating with Egypt in "technical, technological and scientific" fields. (AP)