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Military intervention in Egypt’s politics inappropriate, says Iran

The military intervention in Egypt’s political affairs, leading to the ouster of the country’s first elected president Mohamed Morsi, was an ‘inappropriate’ action, Iranian foreign ministry said Sunday. Asked if it was a backward movement in Egypt, the ministry’s spokesperson Abbas Araqchi said it was still too early to judge since the atmosphere in that country was still so complicated, Xinhua reported.

He said the street democracy was not a favourable form of democracy and it was not an appropriate way for military forces in a country to intervene in political affairs and topple a government which gained power through election. Egypt is currently faced with two issues - one is the public demands which should be responded and the other is the inefficiency of Morsi’s government in its policies, said Araqchi.

The territorial integrity, solidarity, peace and stability of Egypt, as one of the most important countries in the Islamic world, is of prime significance for Iran, and the Islamic republic is seriously following the developments in Egypt, he added. President Morsi was ousted Wednesday by the Egyptian armed forces following days of nationwide protests against him due to his alleged ‘maladministration’ since coming to power a year ago on 30 June 2012.
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