TEHRAN – If Iran and Egypt side with each other, it will make “timid and cowardly” Zionists run away from the region, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said.
Unity between Iran, Egypt will put Zionists to flight: Ahmadinejad
Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a meeting on Saturday with a number of Egyptian families whose loved ones were martyred in the uprising against dictatorship in Egypt.
Commenting on the troubles facing the region, he said that the problems have their root in the presence of the hegemonistic powers, including the Zionist regime.
“Certain nations in the region have not experienced the taste of dignity ever since the Zionist regime emerged in the region,” Ahmadinejad said. “If the root of the Zionist regime, the United States and its allies dries up in the region, all regional problems will definitely go away.”
He went on to say that regional countries will achieve independence and freedom if the root of the hegemonistic powers dries up and the regional governments promote unity.
Ahmadinejad also said the Islamic Republic of Iran is keen to help the Egyptian nation realize their wishes, adding Tehran would not hesitate to help economic development in Egypt.
He added that Iran regards Egypt’s prosperity as its own and believes that the Egyptian nation has the same feelings about the Islamic Republic.
The anti-Israeli feelings in are high in Egypt. The toppling of the Western-backed Hosni Mubarak regime in Egypt in 2011 came as an earthquake in Israel. Israelis feeling of insecurity was reinforced when protestors stormed the Israeli embassy in Cairo in September 2011.
According to polls, a majority of Egyptians want a revocation of the Camp David Treaty with Israel. Some politicians have also called for a revision of the treaty.
On Saturday, Egyptians lined up to pick the first president in the run-off election since the ouster of Mubarak.