After a brief rekindling, Egypt severs tourism with Iran

After a brief rekindling, Egypt severs tourism with Iran
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Published October 2nd, 2013 - 08:37 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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Egypt halted tourism activities with Iran on Tuesday citing security concerns, a Tourism Ministry spokeswoman said, further distancing itself from Tehran after former Islamist President Mohammad Mursi tried to improve ties.

“At the moment the security situation does not allow the ministry to support travel with Iran, including flights and tourist visits,” spokeswoman Rasha Azaizi said, without giving details.

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Cairo in February, the first visit by an Iranian leader in more than three decades.

The first commercial flight between Egypt and Iran in 34 years took off in March as Mursi tried to normalise ties broken after Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution.

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