Wieso lieben nicht alle die „Islamische Republik Iran“? Wie ist das nur möglich? Wieso erkennt man ihren weltweiten Führungsanspruch – der doch wirklich für alle Gutwilligen nachvollziehbar ist – einfach nicht an. (Vielleicht liegt das ja auch am weltweiten Pizzakonsum.) Zumal die Araber müßten jetzt doch dankbar sein! Die Teheran Times beklagt sich:
Unfortunately, some figureheads of the current uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, such as Mohamed ElBaradei and Rachid al-Ghannouchi, have tried to distance themselves from Iran and claim they should not be linked to the Iranian revolution! Ghannouchi, in an interview with Time magazine, has argued that he is totally different than Iranian political figures. He even said, “I am no (Imam) Khomeini!” Good luck Mr. Ghannouchi, but this is not the way an Islamic revolutionary defines himself.
Iran now has a great influence on diplomacy in the Middle East and the entire world. […] Thus, everyone knows that any link between Iran’s revolution of 1979 and the current uprisings in the Arab world is not a materialistic connection but a meaningful spiritual link that cannot be denied. Clearly, nothing good will come out of the efforts of people like Ghannouchi and ElBaradei to dissociate themselves from Iran, and it would be better for them to learn the lesson of resistance against U.S.–Israeli hegemony taught by the Islamic Revolution of 1979.