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US hijacking Egypt revolt for Israel: Iran speaker

US is trying to hijack the Egyptian revolution and "nip it in the bud" to meet Israeli agendas, Ali Larijani, speaker of Iran`s conservative-dominated parliament.



Tehran: The United States is trying to
hijack the Egyptian revolution and "nip it in the bud" to meet
Israeli agendas, Ali Larijani, speaker of Iran`s
conservative-dominated parliament, said on Sunday.

"The statesmen of this country aim to seize the
revolution of the Egyptians and nip it in the bud," Larijani
said, referring to Iran`s arch-foe the United States, state
news agency IRNA reported.

Larijani, who has repeatedly lashed out at Washington
since the fall on Friday of US ally Hosni Mubarak, said the
ouster of the Egyptian strongman was the "first phase of the
spring of the victory of the Egyptian revolution."

"But before and after this victory, we have witnessed
American conspiracies by which they (Americans) want to
somehow seize the victory of the Egyptians," he said.

Larijani accused the United States of working to meet
demands of the Israelis.

"The Americans trampled the national dignity of Egypt,
which is a great and educated country, by its cooperation with
the Zionist regime," Larijani said in parliament.

"They now cheekily say that future democratic conditions
in Egypt should respect the shameful Camp David treaty.

"What kind of democracy is this which is shaped within an
illegal military council by American orders?" he said,
referring to the treaty negotiated in 1978 at Camp David
between Egypt and Israel and signed the following year.

A junta of senior military commanders which took charge
of Egypt following the fall of Mubarak said it would respect
the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.

Fresh squabbling between Washington and Tehran has broken
out since Mubarak was overthrown Friday after an 18-day
popular uprising, with officials from both countries lashing
out at each other.

PTI

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