Middle East

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Syrian protesters throw shoes at Ahmadinejad

Published 07/02/2013|04:00

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Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attends the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo

A SYRIAN protester in Egypt has been released on bail after trying to attack Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, with a shoe as he came out of a Cairo mosque.

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Despite a successful start to Mr Ahmadinejad's visit to Egypt, political and religious differences have come to the fore.

Mr Ahmadinejad, who allied Iran with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has endured denunciations of Iran's promotion of Shia Islam by Sunni clerics and, as he left a Mosque, was met by protesting Syrians.

Irish Independent

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