Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Iran getting on Egypt's nerves

From Xinhua:
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned Iranian diplomatic representative in Cairo in protest against recent anti-Egypt demonstrations in Iran.

In a statement issued Tuesday by the Foreign Ministry, Egypt voiced its complaints on the demonstrations staged from time to time outside the office of the Egyptian diplomatic mission in Tehran.

The Egyptian ministry also criticized some Iranian newspapers that have repeatedly insulted Egyptian policies and leadership recently, said the statement, without elaborating.

In a similar incident, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry summoned Iranian envoy in Cairo this July over an Iranian film on the assassination of late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, which Egypt said "insults the relations between the two countries."