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Iran's Khamenei calls for Islamic regime in Egypt

world Updated: Feb 04, 2011 16:27 IST

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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday urged Egyptians to set up an Islamic regime in their country as he lashed out at embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

"Do not back down until the implementation of a popular regime based on religion," Khamenei said in Arabic as part of his Friday sermon directed at Egyptians.

"The clergy should play a role for example when people come out of mosques and chant slogans they should support. Inshallah (God willing) part of the Egyptian army will join the people," he said, adding that the "main enemy of the Egyptian army is Zionist regime and not the people."