Saturday 16 December 2017

Syrian protesters throw shoes at Ahmadinejad

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

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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