URGENT ¥¥¥ Egypt top cleric tells Ahmadinejad to not interfere in Gulf

Egypt's top cleric Ahmed al-Tayyeb told visiting Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday to not interfere in the affairs of Bahrain or the Gulf and to uphold the rights of his country's Sunni minority.

In a statement, Tayyeb, the imam of the prestigious Sunni Muslim Al-Azhar institute in Cairo, also denounced what he described as the "spread of Shiism in Sunni lands".