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News number: 8710221567

16:32 | 2009-01-11

Foriegn Policy

نسخه چاپي ارسال به دوستان

Iran: Prize for Assassination of Mubarak No Official Stance

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hassan Qashqavi said the news released in some internet sources on Iran's prize for the assassination of Egyptian President does not represent Iran's official stance.



Some internet sources have claimed that Iran has announced a one-million dollar prize for any individual who assassinates Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

In spite of freedom of expression in Iran, people should avoid making such remarks which do not help Islamic countries' solidarity against Israel and prevent opportunitists from making use of such observations, the Iranian students news agency quoted Qashqavi as saying.

Iran also criticizes Cairo for closing Rafah border crossing with Gaza which is already crippled under Israeli tight economic blockade and says Egypt could have a more dynamic role in aiding Gaza Strip against Israel but has evaded its responsibilities as an Islamic and Arab neighbor of Palestine.