Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, in an interview with Egyptian newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm, said that Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood maintain a constant dialogue.

“Tehran is in constant contact with the Muslim Brotherhood,” Salehi was quoted as saying, adding that Iran is prepared to upgrade its diplomatic relations with Egypt to the ambassadorial level.

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The Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party was the big winner in last months parliamentary elections, garnering 47% of the seats in the People’s Assembly.

Diplomatic relations between Egypt and Iran were severed  in 1979, when Egypt signed the Camp David Accord with Israel and Iran experienced an Islamic revolution.

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