Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad listens to media questions during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad is trying to entice Egypt into a new and powerful axis that could reshape the turbulent Middle East, speaking of forging "comprehensive" and "unfettered" relations after decades of distrust. A warming of ties could have uncomfortable repercussions for the U.S. and its wealthy Gulf allies, giving Iran a foothold to spread its influence in Egypt. In turn, Egypt could gain an avenue to influence the fate of Syria, a key ally of Iran, as well as economic benefits. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad listens to media questions during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad is trying to entice Egypt into a new and powerful axis that could reshape the turbulent Middle East, speaking of forging "comprehensive" and "unfettered" relations after decades of distrust. A warming of ties could have uncomfortable repercussions for the U.S. and its wealthy Gulf allies, giving Iran a foothold to spread its influence in Egypt. In turn, Egypt could gain an avenue to influence the fate of Syria, a key ally of Iran, as well as economic benefits. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad listens to media questions during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad is trying to entice Egypt into a new and powerful axis that could reshape the turbulent Middle East, speaking of forging "comprehensive" and "unfettered" relations after decades of distrust. A warming of ties could have uncomfortable repercussions for the U.S. and its wealthy Gulf allies, giving Iran a foothold to spread its influence in Egypt. In turn, Egypt could gain an avenue to influence the fate of Syria, a key ally of Iran, as well as economic benefits. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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