CAIRO—Egypt’s foreign minister has told Iran to mind its own business after Iran’s top leader praised the Egyptian uprising as an appropriate response to dictatorial rule.
Ahmed Aboul Gheit told reporters Saturday that Iran’s Ali Khamenei seems to have forgotten about the crushing of widespread protests in Iran two years ago.
Aboul Gheit said Khamenei should be more attentive to calls for freedom in Iran rather than “distracting the Iranian people’s attention by hiding behind what is happening in Egypt.”
The Egyptian foreign minister said that “Iran’s critical moment has not come yet, but we will watch that moment with great anticipation and interest.”
Egypt has been rocked by two weeks of protests seeking the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak.