Thursday, February 10, 2011

Regional forces surrounding 'change' in Egypt

Reportedly, Iran has warned against an opposition's rally to be held to purportedly show support for the protestors in Egypt, as well as other Middle Eastern and North African countries , which are Sunni Muslim-majority. Meanwhile , US president Obama has reportedly "consulted" Saudi Arabia' s King Abdullah on the still uncertain situation in Egypt. While Saudi Arabia has committed itself to an unchangeable position to support the Mubarak regime, the United States' policy is less rigid. Now, it is quite clear that Saudi Arabia's influence among the masses in Egypt does not seem to be, as powerful as it would like to imagine. The Muslim-majority Egypt was made a republic 25 years before Iran and it is also more respectful of women and its own history of faiths.

Chief clerics in Saudi & Iran differ over Egypt


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