Saturday, September 22, 2012

"Egyptian MP Calls for Arab-Islamic Front to Combat Zionist Plots" (Fars News-Iran)

Despite Shi'ite-Sunni tensions, the Khomeinists seem to be a political model for the Muslim Brotherhood, as this article may illustrate:
An senior Egyptian lawmaker urged Cairo to strengthen ties with Arab and Islamic states in a bid to establish a front against the Zionists' plots.

Speaking to FNA in Cairo on Saturday, Naji al-Shahabi called on President Mohammad Mursi's government to end Egypt's dependence on the US and form a diverse foreign policy and establish stronger ties with emerging powers and Islamic states.

"We advocate diversity in foreign policy and tendency towards the East, China, India and Brazil with our emphasis specially laid on the development of ties with Iran, Turkey, Damascus, Riyadh, Indonesia and all Islamic states," Shahabi said.

"We want the creation of an Arab-Islamic axis, an axis with the capability to confront the plots hatched by the Zionists against the Arab and Islamic world."

Earlier this week, Mursi said Iran plays an important role in resolving the regional crises, and underlined that Tehran and Cairo should be united in dealing with global challenges.

"When the follower of unrighteousness are united in their unrighteous path, why should not we go united in our right position when dealing with global challenges," Mursi said in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in Cairo on Tuesday. [...]

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