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Sunday, 14 January, 2001, 16:03 GMT
Sadat's assassin honoured again in Teheran

The man who assassinated President Anwar Sadat of Egypt has been honoured with a huge new mural in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

The picture shows the late assassin, Khaled al-Islambouli, behind the bars of a prison cell holding up a copy of the Koran. Above the mural are inscribed the words "I killed Egypt's pharaoh". The picture has appeared in recent days, but there's been a similar huge mural for some time on a street that bears Islambouli's name.

Relations between Tehran and Cairo were broken off following Iran's Islamic revolution.

Iran was angered by Egypt's decision to give asylum to the deposed Shah of Iran.

Despite recent trade accords, Cairo has remained unhappy that President Sadat's assassin continues to be honoured in Tehran.

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