Popular uprisings and revolutions in the region are backed by deep roots in Islam and Islamic identity, The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei stressed on Wednesday.
“The great movement of nations signifies that they are awake, and based on massive and unquestionable realities this awakening enjoys Islamic background,” The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said, addressing a meeting with Foreign Ministry top officials, heads of the Iranian missions abroad and ambassadors.
The Supreme Leader underscored that the Islamist parties’ victory in the recent and upcoming elections in the regional countries as “another sign of the Islamic nature of the regional revolutions”.
The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei further stated that developments in the world show that the political alignment in the world is experiencing essential change, and called on the Iranian diplomacy apparatus to closely monitor the ongoing development.
Nine months after the ouster of dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisians voted for a constituent assembly which will be tasked with writing a new constitution and charting the country’s post-revolution future.
The once-banned Al-Nahda party took 90 of 217 seats, 41.47 percent, in the new assembly that will rewrite the constitution and appoint a president and caretaker government.
The two main Islamic parties in the Egypt, Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimun (Muslim Brotherhood) and the Salafi al-Nour won majority of votes in the recent parliamentary elections in the country.