Monday, June 25, 2012

US, Israel seek to derail Egypt’s revolution: Iranian cmdr.


Deputy Chairman of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri
A senior Iranian military commander has hit out at the United States and Israel for their attempts to derail Egypt’s revolution and hinder the democratic movement in the North African state.

The US and the Zionist regime (Israel) took countless measures to sway Egypt’s revolution as it is the biggest and the most important Arab country, said Deputy Chairman of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri on Monday.

The US and the Israeli regime cannot tolerate any progress in the Egyptian movement toward freedom and independence, he added.

The Iranian commander also said that “from the onset of the Islamic awakening in Egypt, it could be anticipated that the US would develop different scenarios against the movement.”

On Sunday, the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission (SPEC) in Egypt announced Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi as the winner of the country’s presidential runoff.

Meanwhile, Iran's Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a statement, congratulated the Egyptian nation on the election of Morsi as the country’s new president.

Following the revolution of the Islamic Republic of Iran 33 years ago, once again, the world is witnessing the overthrow of another US-backed regime in Egypt, the statement read, expressing certainty that a new wave of movements that seek Islamic governments has initiated.

Morsi won the presidency by beating ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak’s last premier Ahmed Shafiq during the country’s run-off presidential election on June 16 and 17. He garnered nearly 52 percent of the vote.

Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo and across the country to celebrate the victory of Morsi, chanting slogans such as “God is greatest” and “down with the military rule.” 

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