Egypt Independent

Normalizing relations with Iran is Egypt’s choice, says Washington



The normalization of relations with Iran

is a sovereign decision for Egypt to make, said US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland on Wednesday.

Nuland made the statement during a press conference, when asked if Washington was concerned about this issue.

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi  had stressed the importance of President Mohamed Morsy’s visit to Tehran, and Iran's determination to resume diplomatic relations with Egypt.

Nuland continued that Washington’s message to the leaders attending the Tehran Non-Alignment Summit is to express the Americans' concerns about their nuclear program.

Edited translation from MENA