Sunday, July 31, 2005

Egypt Vows to Stay in Iraq, Despite Murder of its Top Diplomat

"Egypt's prime minister says his country will not let the recent kidnapping and killing of its top diplomat to Iraq stop it from continuing to be involved there. Instead, he said his country is pushing for Arab nations to continue supporting democracy in Iraq.
The group al-Qaida in Iraq has recently kidnapped and murdered diplomats from Muslim countries, including Egypt and Algeria. Iraqi and U.S. officials have said they believe the terrorist group is attempting to isolate the interim Iraqi government from other Muslim countries.

On Sunday, Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif told CNN's "Late Edition" the recent killing of Egypt's top diplomat in Iraq, Ihab al-Sherif, will not stop his country from sending diplomatic representation to Baghdad."


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