IRGC Official Reiterates Islamic Revolution's Influence on Regional Uprisings

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Wed, 04/27/2011 - 18:42

IRGC Official Reiterates Islamic Revolution's Influence on Regional Uprisings

TEHRAN (FNA)- An official of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said that the current popular uprisings in the region are inspired by Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.
"I believe that these developments constitute a natural process, they show an uprising inside the region inspired by the Islamic Revolution in Iran," Representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution to the IRGC Ali Saeedi told FNA on Wednesday.

"The Islamic Iran is the center of awakening in the region," he noted.

Saeedi underscored that the US and the West are surprised by these emerging developments and have not been able to deal with them.

Earlier, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underscored the profound and vast influence of Iran's Islamic Revolution on the growing wave of Islamic awakening in the region, and voiced confidence about the desirable outcomes of the current popular uprisings.

"Thanks to Islam and Islamic Revolution, a public Islamic awakening has happened in the region today, which will definitely yield its results as it has already yielded its results in certain points," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a group of Iranian people here in Tehran on Saturday.

"The more the people's determination, faith and readiness for sacrifice grows, the higher the chances of victory will be," the Leader continued.

In recent months, a wave of revolutions and anti-government uprisings has been sweeping the Arab world.

In January, a revolution in Tunisia ended the 23-year ruling of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

In February, another Arab revolution led to the ouster of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after three decades of his authoritarian rule.

Other revolutions are erupting in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, while other anti-government unrests have swept Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Oman, Kuwait and Algeria.