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Khameini: Arab world protests sign of awakening of Islam

February 4, 2011 11:52

TEHERAN, Iran — Iran's top leader on Friday said the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia are a sign of "Islamic awareness" in the region.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said during Friday prayers that people are witnessing the reverberations of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.

Khamenei said of the current unrest that "this is what was always referred to as ... Islamic awareness in connection with Iran's great Islamic Revolution."

Khamenei has urged Egypt's protesters to follow in the footsteps of the Iranian revolution which toppled a pro-US leader and brought hardline Islamists to power.

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