The current popular uprisings in the Middle-East and North Africa have been inspired by Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, a senior Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) official stressed.
The Islamic Revolution in Iran set an example for the recent popular Islamic movements in the region, IRGC Politburo Chief General Yadollah Javani said in a ceremony in Iran’s central city of Isfahan on Saturday.
Javani further recalled recent remarks by The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and the Oppressed People Seyyed Imam Ali Khamenei, and stressed the Islamic awakening in the Middle-East and North Africa will spread to Europe and the US as well.
The remarks by Javani came three days after The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and the Oppressed People Seyyed Imam Ali Khamenei stressed that popular uprisings and revolutions sweeping the Middle-East and North of Africa at present will soon spread to the European continent.
Addressing a large number of Iranian teachers and university professors here in Tehran on Wednesday, The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and the Oppressed People Seyyed Imam Ali Khamenei reiterated that the growing wave of Islamic awakening in the Middle-East, North Africa and other parts of the Muslim world has been inspired by Iran’s Islamic Revolution, and said this awakening will definitely spread to the European countries.
“This awakening move will certainly advance to the very heart of the Europe and the European nations will rise against their politicians and rulers who have fully surrendered to the US and the Zionists’ cultural and economic policies,” he said.
In recent months, a wave of revolutions and anti-government uprisings has been sweeping the Arab world.
In January, a revolution in Tunisia ended the 23-year ruling of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
In February, another Arab revolution led to the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after three decades of his authoritarian rule.
Since then, other revolutions have swept Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, while other anti-government unrests are erupting in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait and Algeria.