"The Egyptian embassy denies categorically the news report," an official statement said. "This has never been the case nor is it Egyptian policy." A Foreign Office spokesman said the report was without foundation.
The Independent quoted a reliable military source in Cairo as saying that the agents began arriving in London last month and their mission was to hunt down Islamic fundamentalists. nCairo (Reuter) - Seven Muslim Brotherhood and pro-Islamist candidates withdrew from Egypt's parliamentary elections yesterday, accusing supporters of the ruling party of beating election agents and vote-rigging. The run-off voting was to decide 307 seats after a first round last week in which the ruling National Democratic Party won 124 of 137 seats.Reuse content