04.02.2011 30.Shevat, 5771
Iran: Egypt protests are sign of 'Islamic renaissance'
An Iranian Foreign Ministry statement lends support to the same scenario that Prime Minister Netanyahu has been publicly expressing concern over.
Iran said on Thursday the anti-government protests in Egypt were a sign of an "Islamic renaissance" in the Middle East. and that they echoed Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, which toppled the U.S.-backed Shah.
The Foreign Ministry voiced support for the Egyptian uprising and said the protests would lead to the emergence of "a real independent Islamic Middle East", according to state television. "Iran supports the rightful demands of the Egyptian people and emphasizes they should be met," the official Irna news agency quoted the statement as saying….