Following the removal of Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi from power, an Iranian senior lawmaker reiterated that the ‘improper behavior of the Muslims Brotherhood’ was the key reason of recent events in Egypt.
“The consequences of Morsi being overthrown is against the Islamists and all Egyptian revolutionaries,” said the Chairman of Iran Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi in an interview with the Iranian ISNA news agency.
Boroujerdi believes that Morsi should have made a wide change in the system and removed the officials from Hosni Mubarak’s regime.
“The first mistake of the Muslim Brotherhood was that they only removed a few of ex-regime’s senior officials and they didn’t make any change to the body of Egypt’s Security, Military and Intelligence organizations,” he said.
“One of the problems with Mubarak was that he continued following US politics and Egyptians had expected an independent government to come to power. But Morsi didn’t make any significant change in such politics and he continued Mubarak’s stance towards Israel and Iran,” Boroujerdi said.
Iran nevertheless still favored leaving Morsi in charge and to allow him to reconcile with the opposition.
Iran on Tuesday had called on the Egyptian military to support national reconciliation and respect the “vote of the people” after it warned it was ready to intervene in Egypt’s political crisis.
“Mohamed Morsi is the incumbent president based on the people’s vote,” Iranian deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian told the official IRNA news agency.
“It is expected the armed forces of Egypt that they play their role in supporting national reconciliation and respect the vote of the people.”