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Iran’s Parliament Speaker Warns of Enemies’ Divisive Plots against Egyptians

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(FNA) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned that enemies have hatched plots to sow discord among Egyptians, and asked the worldwide Muslim community to increase vigilance.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is very upset about the current situation in Egypt because Egypt is an outstanding country in both the Arab and the Muslim world”, Larijani said in an interview with Al-Alam Arabic-language satellite TV on Sunday.

“Egyptian elites, scientists, and politicians should cooperate with each other and Egyptians themselves should have a clear strategy to end this conflict”, Larijani stated.

Egypt plunged into violence after the country’s army ousted President Mohammad Mursi, a senior leader of Ikhwan al-Muslimun party, suspended the constitution, and dissolved the parliament on July 3. The military overthrow followed days of mass protests against Mursi.

The army also declared chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, as interim president.

Later in July, the Egyptian Prosecutor General ordered the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including the supreme leader of the group, Mohammed Badie, on charges of inciting violence.

Many people have been killed in violent clashes involving supporters and opponents of Mursi and security forces in the last few weeks.

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