Saturday, February 12, 2011

A high-ranking Iranian official says it has taken Hosni Mubarak and his American and European supporters 30 years to hear the voice of the Egyptian people.

In an exclusive interview with Press TV on Friday, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili said, "The United States and Europe must be answerable to the Egyptian people for supporting a dictatorship for 30 years." 

"The victory of the Egyptian Revolution coinciding with the victory of Iran's Islamic Revolution proved that 22 Bahman (February 11) is the day of triumph for regional nations and is the day of defeat for the US and the Zionist regime [of Israel]," he said. 

His comments followed the transfer of power from Hosni Mubarak to the Supreme Council of the Egyptian Armed Forces, which is headed by Defense Minister Gen. Mohammed Tantawi. 

Egypt's main opposition party, the Muslim Brotherhood, called for the establishment of a civilian government and constitution that "guarantees freedom and human rights." 

The transition of power to the military comes while Mubarak, Vice President Omar Suleiman and Prime Minister Ahmad Shafiq are all former military men. Analysts believe despite the transition Mubarak would still remain in power. 

This is while millions of Egyptians have for the past 18 days called for the departure of Mubarak and the establishment of a democratic government. source

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