Analysis: Championing Arab Revolts is Risky Strategy for Iran

* Iran leadership could regret hypocritical statements on Arab Revolts
* Same double-talk seen in nuclear weapons program
* Iranian people not fooled by empty statements

Washington, Feb. 15 – Iranian leaders have rushed to encourage the protesters demanding democracy in the streets of Cairo and other Arab cities – but they may soon regret their hollow support for freedom.

Addressing the Egyptian people on the 32nd anniversary of the 1979 Iranian revolution – and coincidentally, mere days after the Egyptians unseated long-time President Hosni Mubarak – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hailed a supposed rebirth of a new Middle East as he told a crowd of thousands: “It is your right to be free, without the Zionist regime and U.S. interference.”

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