Mohammad Irani: Muslim Brotherhood Needs to Reclaim its Former Position in Egypt
Mohammad Irani, the ex-ambassador of Iran to Jordan, says Muslim Brotherhood should work hard to reclaim its former position in Egypt and the other Islamic states of the Middle East region. Egyptian army ousted Mohammadi Morsi, one of the leaders of Muslim Brotherhood political party, last month.
“The recent actions against Muslim Brotherhood have literally ruined the influence of this political party in Islamic countries. The leaders, managers and ideologists of this movement tried hard to turn Muslim Brotherhood into a powerful and exemplary political party. Now the group should reclaim its former position in Egypt.” Mohammad Irani told local media on Monday.
Irani believes that Muslim Brotherhood played an important role in Egypt’s 2011 revolution. “Although the candidate of this political party managed to become the president of Egypt, he failed to maintain the power and influence of Muslim Brotherhood. Unfortunately Mohammad Morsi was not the best option of Muslim Brotherhood for presidency.”
He went on to warn the leaders of Muslim Brotherhood against any possible mistakes in future. “In my opinion, this party should accept current realities of Egyptian community. They should stop fighting with people and Egyptian army over the power in this country. I recommend the leaders of Muslim Brotherhood to act wisely.”
The former ambassador of Iran to Jordan says Muslim Brotherhood has other important branches, in which the group can focus on. “In fact, the political party of Muslim Brotherhood was one of the main branches of this group. The leaders of Muslim Brotherhood can pursue their operations and activities in other fields like before. However, the recent failure will affect the other activities of Muslim Brotherhood.”
Since 1979, Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly supported Muslim Brotherhood’s operations in Egypt and other Islamic states. In 2012, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei declared his support for Mohammad Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood political party.