Iran and Senegal to resume ties after 2-year break

Senegal's President Macky Sall and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad agreed to resume ties when they met on the sidelines of an Islamic summit in Cairo.

Iran and Senegal to resume ties after 2-year break

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iran and Senegal will resume diplomatic ties and reopen embassies in one another's capitals, Egyptian state media reported on Thursday, ending two years of estrangement over Tehran's alleged links to Senegalese rebels.

Dakar broke off relations with Iran in February, 2011, accusing Tehran of supporting separatist rebels in its southern Casamance region.

Senegal's President Macky Sall and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad agreed to resume ties when they met on the sidelines of an Islamic summit in Cairo on Wednesday, Egypt's state news agency MENA quoted Senegal's foreign minister as saying.

Sall was elected last year, replacing Abdoulaye Wade.

Last Mod: 07 Şubat 2013, 12:23
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