Egypt condemns ‘oppressive’ Syria sparking walkout

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Egypt’s president has told a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (Nam) that the Syrian uprising is a “revolution against an oppressive regime”.

Mohammed Mursi, making the first visit to Iran by an Egyptian leader since 1979, said the movement had an “ethical duty” to support the uprising.

His comments prompted a walkout by the Syrian delegation, reports said.

The Nam summit, which represents 120 countries, will also discuss human rights and nuclear disarmament.

Mr Mursi used his speech to tell delegates: “Our solidarity with the struggle of the Syrian people against an oppressive regime that has lost its legitimacy is an ethical duty as it is a political and strategic necessity.”

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