Sunday, February 13, 2011

Iran thumbs up on Egypt but US says it's empty talk

Iran congratulated Egypt following its liberation from the three decades of Mubarak's rule through its official statement on Friday.
"There would be a new Middle East in which there would neither be a place for the United States nor the Zionist regime" of Israel, said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, quoted by the Haaretz Web site.
However, the White House said that "that was nothing but 'empty talk'".
Accusing Iran of firewalling the developments of the Egyptian political unrest, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that Tehran is "scared of the will of its people."
According to Gibbs, Iran arrested activists and blocked access to global Press and the Internet due to people's protests that forced the 82-year-old ruler to resign.
Referring to the 2009 violent Iranian demonstrations, the spokesman said, "The Iranian government should allow the Iranian people to exercise the very same right of peaceful assembly and ability to demonstrate and communicate their desires."
The BBC believed that its coverage was jammed by Iranians when they noticed interruptions late Thursday.
Author's note: Empty talking? How about the US government's harassment of Twitter and Facebook over WikiLeaks' data, aren't they the same?
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