21 September 2012

Egypt: Nation Briefed Saudi Arabia of Quartet Meeting On Syria - Foreign Minister

Egypt has posted the Saudi side on the outcome of a meeting that grouped the foreign ministers of Egypt, Turkey and Iran held on the Syria crisis in Cairo last week, upon a request of Saudi Arabia, said Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr.

The quartet meeting, which Saudi Arabia did not attend, was held under an initiative by President Mohamed Morsi to resolve the Syrian crisis.

The Minister denied that Egypt has bargained with Iran over raising the level of diplomatic ties in return for abandoning the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. Egypt does not bargain with anyone, he said.

Egypt told Iran it is part of the Syrian crisis and can be part of the solution if it ended its support for Assad, he said.

Another quartet meeting is expected to be held next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York.

The quartet seeking to resolve the Syrian crisis groups Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

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