Iranian Interior Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar says the recent uprisings in the Arab world are a result of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.
“The uprising of the Muslim nations in the Middle East is indicative of Islamic awakening and it is undoubtedly one of the consequences of the Islamic Revolution,” ISNA quoted Najjar on Sunday.
Speaking during a visit to the northern province of Gilan, the interior minister cautioned that enemies of the Islamic Revolution are making efforts to contain the recent movements in the region and “hijack” them through plots and human rights slogans.
Najjar went on to say that enemies remain fearful that Iran’s Islamic Revolution would serve as a model for other nations, since in the course of the last three decades the Revolution has made significant achievements.
He emphasized that the Revolution in Iran was not a mere theoretical phenomenon but was a realistic event based on the foundations of Islam and the country’s constitution which brought honor and triumph in areas such as space sciences, nuclear energy and stem cells.
In the past two months, anti-government revolts have been spreading across the Arab world.
Last month in Tunisia, nationwide outrage at the government’s suppressive policies sparked a massive revolution that ousted the 23-year rule of despotic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and forced him to flee to Saudi Arabia.
On February 11, a millions-strong nationwide revolution in Egypt, which started on January 25, ended the three-decade rule of US-backed dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Other anti-government uprisings have taken place in Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Jordan and Oman, as more Arab countries are expected to stage similar popular revolts.