Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei called on the regional nations to keep vigilant against the plots hatched by the enemies to hijack and derail popular movements in the region.
Speaking at a meeting with visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir here in Tehran on Sunday, Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei expressed pleasure in the Islamic awakening in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya and stressed that the current popular movements in the region are against the will and the interests of the US, the West and the Zionists.
“Therefore, everyone should keep vigilant to prevent the US and the West from blocking the natural course of these popular moves and hijacking these popular movements,” The Supreme Leader stressed.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, however, said that the US and the West cannot take any step in the short run, “yet good care must be taken in order not to allow any diversion or hijacking of the popular movements in the region”.
The Supreme Leader further cautioned about a gradual change in revolutionary figures and movements in the long run, and said people should not allow such a thing happen in the region.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei also underlined that the popular movements in the region are just the beginning of a fundamental development in the Islamic countries.
“I hope we could witness a strong Islamic treaty in North Africa in the near future,” the Supreme Leader added.
As regards Sudan, Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said that Iran supports the Sudanese people and government who are determined to protect their independence, Islamic identity and territorial integrity.
Bashir, for his part, lauded the close ties between Khartoum and Tehran, and thanked Iran’s support for his nation.
The Sudanese president is in Tehran for the First International Conference on Global Fight against Terrorism.