The US government on Friday condemned comments by the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, about recent protests in Egypt.
According to AFP, during a Friday prayer’s sermon in Tehran, Khamenei had said that Egyptians were protesting against Hosni Mubarak for “serving” Israel.
The AFP reported that the White House reacted to Khamenei’s comments by saying that the suppressive regime in Iran “was in no position to make such comments after crushing its own uprising last year.”
In 2009, people in Iran carried out mass demonstrations against the clerical regime with chants of “death to Khamenei,” to which the regime reacted though a brutal campaign of suppression, which included mass arrests, torture and murder.
“It is remarkable that Iran would make a statement given their actions when it came to their people exercising the same rights that people are exercising now in Cairo,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said.