Popular diplomacy delegation leaves for Tehran

A popular diplomacy delegation of 40 Egyptian public figures left on Monday for Tehran to discuss ways of resuming Egyptian-Iranian relations.

Muslim Brotherhood Secretary General Mahmoud Hussein said the group had not been included in the delegation.

“But we have independently sent Kamal al-Halabawy to Iran on our behalf,” he said.

Cairo Airport authorities said that the delgation would be travelling on the same plane as Qassem al-Husseini, the Iranian diplomat who was accused by the Egyptian government of espionage.

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, for his part, said he considered the issue of the Iranian diplomat a mere misunderstanding.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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