Egyptian Muslim leader rejects meeting with US Vice President Pence

By REUTERS
December 8, 2017 17:47
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CAIRO - One of Egypt's top Muslim leaders, the Imam of Al Azhar mosque, rejected a meeting requested by US Vice President Mike Pence in protest against a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Al Azhar said in a statement on Friday.

Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb had rejected a request from the United States for Pence to meet him on December 20 at Al Azhar saying President Donald Trump must reverse his decision on Jerusalem.


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