IRAN, SENEGAL RESUME DIPLOMATIC TIES
Iran and Senegal have resumed diplomatic relations and decided to reopen their embassies in Tehran and Dakar.
This was announced by Senegal's foreign minister on Thursday, a day after the two countries' presidents held a meeting in Cairo, where they were both attending a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
Senegal cut off ties with Iran in 2011 after Iranian weapons was found at a Nigerian port heading to Gambia, raising Senegal's concerns that they might reach a rebellious, separatist group in southern Senegal.
And also during the trip to Cairo, some media reported that Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he wants closer ties with Egypt.
Relations between the two countries were cut more than three decades ago, after Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel.
Ahmadinejad's visit to Cairo was the first by an Iranian leader in as many years.
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