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Muslim Brotherhood lawmaker: Arab Spring headed to Iran

Posted By admin On February 28, 2012 @ 10:32 am In Tile,World News | Comments Disabled

Zvi Bar’el
Haaretz [1]
February 28, 2012

A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood and newly anointed Egyptian lawmaker warned Monday that the revolutions that have recently been sweeping the Middle East will also reach Iran.

Essam al-Arian, the head of the Foreign Affairs committee in the new Egyptian parliament, said that Egypt must examine how it could lead the changes in the Middle East, known as the Arab Spring [2], which he said would also reach Iran.

Al-Arian’s comment marked the first time an official representative of the Muslim Brotherhood spoke openly about a possible uprising in Iran.

There was also harsh criticism in the Foreign Affairs committee meeting in Egypt’s parliament over Egypt’s approval for two Iranian ships to pass through the Suez Canal [3]. Al-Arian responded to the criticism, saying that Egypt is tied to international treaties and therefore could not prevent the passage of the ships.

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[1] Haaretz: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/muslim-brotherhood-lawmaker-arab-spring-headed-to-iran-1.415380

[2] Arab Spring: http://www.haaretz.com/meta/Tag/Arab%20Spring

[3] Iranian ships to pass through the Suez Canal: http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/iranian-warships-dock-at-syrian-port-after-crossing-suez-canal-1.413647

[4] Muslim Brotherhood offices torched, Morsi on defensive: http://www.prisonplanet.com/muslim-brotherhood-offices-torched-morsi-on-defensive.html

[5] Obama scrambles to save Morsi after Muslim Brotherhood rejects Egyptian army ultimatum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-scrambles-to-save-morsi-after-muslim-brotherhood-rejects-egyptian-army-ultimatum.html

[6] DHS Warns Muslim Brotherhood and Iran Forming New “Terror Axis”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dhs-warns-muslim-brotherhood-and-iran-forming-new-terror-axis.html

[7] U.S. Director of National Intelligence: Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is “Largely Secular” and “Has Eschewed Violence and Decried Al Qaeda”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-director-of-national-intelligence-muslim-brotherhood-in-egypt-is-largely-secular-and-has-eschewed-violence-and-decried-al-qaeda.html

[8] After Morsi’s ouster, Egypt’s old guard is back — and Muslim Brotherhood is out: http://www.prisonplanet.com/after-morsis-ouster-egypts-old-guard-is-back-and-muslim-brotherhood-is-out.html

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