Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said Monday his country would be interested in resuming diplomatic relations with Egypt, which has long-standing ties with the country’s regional rival Israel.
Khamenei made his statement during a meeting with Oman’s Sultan Haitham bin Tariq in Tehran on Monday. The revelation came in a series of Twitter posts by the Iranian leader’s office after the meeting.
Tariq also met with Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi during while on a two-day visit.
“We believe the expansion of Iran-Oman relations in all fields is to the benefit of both sides,” Khamenei said. “Increased cooperation between the two countries is of significance since the two share the Strait of Hormuz, which is a very important waterway.
“We welcome Egypt’s interest in restoring relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, and we have no problem in this regard,” he added.
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