Egypt: Sailors' release may up Iran, West ties

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April 7, 2007 17:11

Egypt's foreign minister said Iran's decision to release 15 British sailors this week will hopefully herald a "new spirit" between the Islamic Republic and the West, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported Saturday. "Logic says this could be a start of easing the confrontation," Ahmed Aboul Gheit told the Al-Rai newspaper in an interview in Cairo. Aboul Gheit said he saw a "big possibility for a political settlement" over Iran's disputed nuclear program and advised against any sort of military response.


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