Iranian protesters chucked shoes at posters of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak today. (ISNA)
The Ayatollah Khamenei praised the Islamic awakening in Egypt, Tunisia and across the Muslim world during Friday prayers today. Iran’s supreme leader called for an Islamic regime to be installed in Egypt, saying the wave of Arab revolts is an “earthquake” triggered by the 1979 Iranian revolution.
Advertisement - story continues below
Fars News reported:
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said that the recent developments in North of Africa and other parts of the Muslim World signify the impacts of the Islamic awakening inspired by the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
“Today, developments in North Africa, [including] Egypt, Tunisia and some other countries have a special meaning for the Iranian nation,” Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing thousands of Iranian people on Tehran University campus.
“This is what was always referred to as the Islamic awakening created by the victory of the great revolution of the Iranian nation,” the Leader stated.
Ayatollah Khamenei added that after years of endeavor and hardship, Iranian nation are today witnessing that their voice is heard strongly in other parts of the world of Islam.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the Islamic Revolution in Iran disrupted the plots by Western countries trying to establish weak and vulnerable regimes in the Middle-East.
The Leader said enemies of Iran have been launching a psychological war against the Islamic Republic for the past 32 years, pointing to the 2009 post-election events in Iran as the enemies’ latest scenario to damage the Islamic Revolution.
Ayatollah Khamenei said their plots however will have no effect on the Iranian nation.
regime supporters held an anti-America anti-Mubarak protest after Friday prayers today. (ISNA)