Masrawi: Egypt Foreign Ministry to Iran – Egyptian Parliament is an independent power

Jul 18
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By Staff Writer, Iran Probe
Monday, 18 July 2016

Masrawi posted the following on his Internet website on July 15th regarding the participation of the Egyptian Parliament delegation in the July 9th Iranian opposition gathering in Paris: In the afternoon of Thursday, July 14th, Egyptian MP Suleiman Wahdan led a parliament delegation and returned to Cairo from Paris after a 6-day visit to France. This delegation consisted of seven MPs and they participated in a gathering held by the Iranian opposition in which Wahdan delivered a speech.

“Egypt supports all nations that seek freedom and all organizations active in this regard. Egypt fights against all terrorism beliefs and ideologies, and/or organizations that are inflicting damage to humanity and humane emotions,” he said.

Masrawi reiterates that the participation of the Egyptian Parliamentary delegation in the Iranian opposition gathering has raised anger in Tehran. Iran summoned Egypt’s charge d’affaires and protested the Egyptian Parliament delegation taking part in this gathering.

In the meantime the Egyptian Foreign Ministry issued a statement explaining the Egyptian Parliament delegation is official and not on the government’s behalf. The Parliament is an independent entity, the statement adds.

It is worth noting the religious dictatorship ruling Iran described the Egyptian Parliament’s delegation in the Iranian opposition’s grand gathering in Paris as meddling in Iran’s affairs.

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