Iranian tourists in Egypt showcase warming ties

FILE -- In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 file photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, center right, participate in an arrival ceremony at the airport in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt airport officials said Saturday, March 30, 3013 that the first commercial flight to Tehran has left from Cairo, the first such direct flight between the two countries in more than three decades. Relations between Iran and Egypt are witnessing a thaw following the election of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in June, 2012. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency, File)LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — More than 50 Iranian tourists arrived by boat to the ancient city of Luxor on Monday as part of a rare visit that showcases how much ties between the two countries have warmed since Islamist President Mohammed Morsi came to power last year.


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