Khamenei warns against reinstating Pharaohs in Egypt

Ayatollah says uprisings across Middle East are "definitely Islamic and should be reinforced;" US is region's biggest problem.

February 20, 2011 18:17
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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Khamenei 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Egypt against bringing a Phaaroh to power, Press TV reported on Sunday.

"Today, Egyptians, who are wise people with a brilliant Islamic background...should [take] care, lest the enemy divert the popular movement and bring to power an individual affiliated with the Pharaonic Egyptian regime," Khamenei said.

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He also reportedly said that Egyptians should not be "intimidated by the imposing facade of the US, and believing in the divine promise of victory will pave the way for the millions-strong popular movement in the Islamic world to emerge successful and triumphant."

“The enemies seek to paint an un-Islamic picture of the popular movements in Egypt, Tunisia and other parts of the Muslim world, but these popular movements are definitely Islamic and should be reinforced,” Ayatollah Khamenei added.

Khamenei added that the US is the "major problem the Muslim world is faced with."

“This problem should be removed from the Muslim world and the US should be weakened,” he said.

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