Egyptian revolution broke backbone of U.S., Israel: Larijani

April 19, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that the Egyptian revolution was a highly significant and precious movement which dealt a heavy blow to the interests of the United States and the Zionist regime in the region.

“The revolution broke the backbone of the U.S. and Israel,” Larijani said during a meeting with Magdi Hussein, Secretary General of the Egyptian Amal Party.
He also said that the Iranian people wholeheartedly support the Egyptian revolution and will stand by the Egyptian nation.
“The Egyptian revolution revived the high status of this country in the world and in the eyes of the Islamic nations,” he said.
The senior lawmaker added that the maintenance of unity and solidarity among different Islamic groups is absolutely essential in this stage of the revolution.
Hussein said that the Egyptians’ revolutionary movement has been inspired by the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran.
“The Egyptian people are profoundly influenced by the Islamic revolution of Iran,” he said.
The political activist also said that the Egyptian people have managed to dislodge the long-ensconced despotic ruler, Hosni Mubarak, but the Egyptian nation has a long way to go before it can achieve the desired Islamic goals.
Regional dictators’ fate in store for arrogant powers
In a separate meeting with Magdi Hussein, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili said that arrogant powers will face the same fate that befell the regional dictators.
“The fate that befell the regional dictators awaits their masters and arrogant (powers),” Jalili said.
He also said that the Egyptian nation should remain vigilant and continue the revolution until it can achieve the final victory.
He went on to say that instead of meddling in Egypt’s internal affairs the U.S. should apologize to the Egyptian nation for supporting the ousted dictator over the past decades.
Hussein said that different Egyptian groups will vigilantly maintain their unity and remain in the scene until their revolution comes to full fruition.
Iran keen to establish strong ties with Egypt
Hussein also held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi on Sunday.
The two great nations are determined to establish strong and lasting relationship, Salehi said.
He added that Iran is ready to share its scientific and industrial achievements with Egypt.
Hussein also highlighted the need to resume diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi has recently made overtures to the Iranian governments and called for normalization of ties with Iran, saying Cairo is committed to seeking to improve long-frozen relations with Tehran.
Iranian officials have welcomed Egypt’s new approach toward Iran.
Iran cut diplomatic ties with Egypt after Cairo signed the 1978 Camp David Accords with the Israeli regime and offered asylum to Iran’s deposed dictator, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.