Iran now is actively encouraging what it calls a „freedom seeking“ movement in Egypt to help create its dream of a fundamentalist Islamic Middle East. Iranian officials, for the first time, said Tuesday they are offering support to the protesters in Egypt.
Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said on state television, „With the knowledge that I have of the great revolutionary and history making people of Egypt, I am sure they will play their role in creating an Islamic Middle East for all freedom, justice and independence seekers.“