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Thursday, January 10, 2013
Iranian FM Meets President Mursi

Iranian FM Meets President Mursi
News number: 9107134677 16:56 | 2013-01-10
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9107134677

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in a meeting with
Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi in Cairo on Thursday conferred on
bilateral ties as well as the latest regional and international
developments.

The issue of Palestine and Syria were among the topics dealt by the two
officials.

Salehi had earlier on the day, held talks on the Syrian crisis with his
Egyptian counterpart Mohammed Kamel Amr, officials said, a day after he met
peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.

Egypt's foreign ministry said that Salehi and Amr "exchanged views on the
Syrian crisis and means of finding a solution" to the conflicts in Syria.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks
by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being
reported across the country.

The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Assad
and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and
terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in
recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and
coordinated by the United States.

The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May that the Syrian rebels and
terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad's government have
received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid
for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.

The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials,
reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration
has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian
Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control
infrastructure.

Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out
of ammunition said in May that the flow of weapons - most bought on the
black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian
military in the past - has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi
Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars
in funding each month.

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