Another sign of warming relations: Mubarak meets Iranian Speaker
Iran's Parliament Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel on Wednesday termed his meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as "very positive". The Iranian Speaker of parliament met with President Mubarak on Wednesday morning.
Following the talks, he told reporters, "My current visit to Egypt is an indication of improvement of Iran-Egypt ties."
The Egyptian president announced that he would accept no pressure from the US to cut relations with Iran, Haddad-Adel said, adding that his positions are only in line with the Egyptian interests.
The Iranian speaker and his entourage arrived in Cairo Tuesday to attend a biennial inter-parliamentary meeting of the Islamic countries, IRNA reported.
It should be noted that the two countries have not had full diplomatic ties since the Iranian Islamic revolution in 1979. However, Wednesday's meeting follows a recent thaw in relations, including a landmark phone cconversation between president Mubarak and his Iranian peer Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last week.