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Egypt’s Sadat warned against Iran, Khomeini 37 years ago

Late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat seen addressing parliament on Nov. 9, 1977. (Reuters)

In a famous speech before the People's Assembly in September 1981, and a few days before his assassination, the late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat delivered a speech in which he attacked Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood and justified the adoption of the famous September 5 resolutions that issued arrest warrants for a large number of opposition and opinion leaders in Egypt.

Sadat revealed many facts on the Egyptian, Arab and regional scene, criticizing Khomeini and the mullahs' regime in Iran. He said that Iran imports one-third of its food from Israel, although it severed relations with Egypt because of Cairo's signing of the peace treaty.

Sadat stated as well that Khomeini took charge of Iran, while it was producing 6.5 million barrels of oil a day and has great wealth.

The Iranian treasury earned $250 million from oil daily. However, within two years of Khomeini and Mullahs’ rule, Iran had no food and imported food from abroad and from Israel and Iranians obtained fuel on their personal ID cards.


Sadat added that the most dangerous thing that reveals the Iranian contradictory policies is what the international press mentioned about Iran's involvement in signing a huge arms deal with Israel, even though the Khomeini regime criticized Egypt political stance and severed ties with it after signing the peace treaty with Israel.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 3 January 2018 KSA 17:10 - GMT 14:10
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