Iran Appoints First Egypt Ambassador in Thirty Years

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Iran has named its ambassador for Egypt after more than 30 years, Iran’s PressTV network reported on Monday. The report said that the appointment came amid an improvement in ties between the two nations, which were strained after the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979 when Iran severed relations with Egypt due to Egypt’s involvement in the Camp David Accords of 1978. The relations remained cold during the 1980s because of Egypt’s support to Iraq in the Iraq-Iran War. The decision to appoint a new ambassador was announced after successful negotiations between the foreign ministers of the two countries.

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