Tehran ' s envoy to Cairo rejected certain Arab media claims that Iran has pressurized Egypt to give up its hostile stance against Bashar al - Assad government by threats to release an audiotape which reveals Palestinian and Lebanese resistance groups have assisted Muslim Brotherhood in toppling Hosni Mubarak ' s regime.

"The news is not correct and is completely fabricated," Head of Iran's Interests Section in Cairo Mojtaba Amani said in an interview with al-Mihvar news channel on Monday. A Kuwaiti daily recently claimed that during the last month visit to Tehran by Egyptian President's Senior Advisor in Foreign Relations Essam el-Haddad, Iranian officials had threatened to release an audiotape which proves that Hamas and Hezbollah movements have helped Egyptian Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (Muslim Brotherhood) party topple Mubarak's regime and gain victory in the January 25 revolution in Egypt. Amani dismissed the claims, and said, "The goal of such reports is damaging the Egyptian-Iranian cooperation on Syria; a cooperation which serves the stability of the region." He further mentioned that Egypt's position on Syria has not changed. Tehran and Cairo have increased their cooperation on Syria by forming a quadrilateral contact group attended by Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Last month, a senior Iranian diplomat announced that Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are slated to hold a meeting on Syria in the very near future in a bid to discuss and help soothe the crisis in the Muslim country. "Egyptian authorities will announce the date of the quadrilateral meeting between Tehran, Cairo, Riyadh and Ankara," Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian said in April. The Iranian deputy foreign minister pointed to the mediating role of Iran and Egypt in the Syrian crisis, and said, "Egyptian President Mohammad Mursi's initiative for the settlement of the crisis (in Syria) was discussed during my recent visit to Cairo. Following a quadrilateral ministerial meeting on Syria in Cairo in September, 2012, Salehi had said that members of the Contact Group on Syria share identical views about finding a solution to the current crisis in Syria. "The common ground between us is more than our differences," he said at a joint press conference with his Turkish and Egyptian counterparts. The Iranian minister emphasized that there must be a Syrian solution and not one imposed from the outside. Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country. The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple Assad and his ruling system. Media reports said that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States. The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling the President Bashar al-Assad's government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States. The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure. Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May that the flow of weapons - most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past - has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.