Egypt president elect to sue Iranian news agency
The office of Egyptian president-elect Mohamed Morsi will file a lawsuit against the Iranian news agency Fars for making up an interview with him which said he promised to improve ties between the two countries, Morsi's spokesman said on Wednesday.
"President Morsi was never interviewed by Iran's Fars news agency. The interview was fabricated and his presidential office has begun taking legal action against the news agency," Yasser Ali told Reuters.
Iran has hailed Morsi's victory over former air force commander Ahmed Shafiq in Egypt's first free presidential election as a "splendid vision of democracy" that marked the country's "Islamic Awakening".