Mubarak: No deal regarding return of ambassador to Tel Aviv
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak on Friday denied that the Egyptian ambassador would soon return to Israel. "There is nothing like that at all," the Cairo-based Al-Ahram daily quoted the Egyptian leader as saying in an answer to a question about the return of the ambassador.
Earlier this week, Egypt freed Azzam Azzam, an Israeli Arab convicted of spying for Israel in exchange for six Egyptian students held by Israel.
Mubarak said the decision to release Azzam was made in October as part of an annual general amnesty but had been postponed by the "problem" of the six students. "We give a great priority to the interest of the Egyptian national whenever we take any decisions," Mubarak added.