• Iran slams attack on Shiites in Egypt

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    TEHRAN: Iran on Tuesday condemned an attack against Shiites in a village south of Cairo, which left four dead and several injured, saying it is part of a “foreign conspiracy.”

    “Iran condemns the killing of a Shiite leader and three other Egyptian Shiite Muslims,” foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi told reporters during his weekly news conference.

    Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi con Monday phoned his Egyptian counterpart Mohammed Kamel Amr to discuss the killings, he said.

    “We warn against such actions which are aimed at creating divisions among Muslims and are part of a foreign conspiracy,” against the Shiite, Araqchi said.

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