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Mubarak 'servant' of Zionists, US: Khamenei

Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is a "servant" of Israel and the United States, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in his Friday prayer sermon.

world Updated: Feb 04, 2011 17:38 IST

Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is a "servant" of Israel and the United States, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in his Friday prayer sermon.

"For 30 years this country (Egypt) has been in the hands of someone who is not seeking freedom and is the enemy of those seeking freedom," Khamenei said.

"Not only he is not anti-Zionist, but he is the companion, colleague, confidant and servant of Zionists. It is a fact that Hosni Mubarak's servitude to America has been unable to take Egypt one step towards prosperity."

Khamenei, Iran's spiritual guide, said Israel was the country most concerned about the Arab revolts.

"Today more than the fleeing Tunisian and Egyptian officials, Israelis and the Zionist enemies are the most worried about these events as they know if Egypt stops being their ally and take its rightful place, it would be a great event in the region," he said.