They’ve had no ties since 1980, when Egypt made its uneasy peace with Israel.
I tried to tell you. Secular Democracy On The March Update: “Cairo ready to re-establish Iran diplomatic ties,” from Reuters, April 4 (thanks to Truth Provider):
CAIRO – Cairo is ready to re-establish diplomatic ties with Tehran after a break of more than 30 years, Egypt’s foreign minister said on Monday, signaling a shift in Iran policy since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak.
“The Egyptian and Iranian people deserve to have mutual relations reflecting their history and civilization,” said Foreign Minister Nabil Elaraby after meeting Iranian official Mugtabi Amani.
“Egypt is open to all countries and the aim is to achieve common interests,” Elaraby said, adding that Cairo welcomed “opening a new page with Iran.”…
Shi’ite Muslim Iran and mainly Sunni Egypt severed ties in 1980 following Iran’s Islamic revolution and Egypt’s recognition of Israel. Both have competed for influence in the Middle East.