Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Egypt: Iran says US "confused" about Egypt

IRNA -- Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that US officials are so confused about the political developments in Egypt that they have adopted contradictory stances in recent days.

'The people's uprising is common in a country where a single person has ruled for 30 years and the elites of that society did not have the opportunity to make progress. It is because the statesmen of such countries are not committed to democracy,' Larijani said in reaction to recent developments in Egypt.

He pointed out that the US officials once said that they defend the changes in Egypt, but after the situation turned chaotic in that country they said that changes are welcomed if the incumbent President Hosni Mubarak remains in power.

Larijani noted that the Zionist regime is afraid of the democratic changes in the Middle East.

'The people of the region are vigilant and they will not be deceived by you any longer,' he added while addressing US officials.

He recalled the recent remarks of the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Egypt.

'You leave alone the Egyptian people and the people of Egypt will create a real democracy in that country,' Larijani added.