August 30, 2012. Egyptian president criticizes oppressive Syrian regime
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi said on August 30th that the "oppressive" Syrian regime has lost its legitimacy and that the world must stand behind the Syrian opposition forces. Morsi's remarks came during his visit to Tehran for the Nonaligned Movement summit, which was the first visit to Iran by an Egyptian leader since 1979. Morsi proposed that Iran join a group of four nations, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, to help mediate a resolution to the Syrian crisis. However, Iran is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad and thus far has given no signs of ending ties with the current regime.
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