Senior Egypt officials in Iran for Syria talks

April 28, 2013 16:22

CAIRO, April 28 (Reuters) - Senior aides to Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi made a rare visit to Tehran for talks with Iran on an Islamic initiative to seek a peaceful solution to Syria's civil war, the two sides said on Sunday.

Tehran is Syria's closest ally and has provided money, weapons, intelligence and training for President Bashar Assad's forces, while Egypt has given political support to the opposition Syrian National Coalition fighting to oust him.Morsi's foreign affairs adviser Essam Haddad and his chief-of-staff Rifaa El-Tahtawy met Iranian officials in a follow-up to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's groundbreaking visit to Cairo in February for an Islamic summit.

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