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Iran celebrates Anwar Sadat's assassins

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Anwar Sadat

On the anniversary of Egypt’s 6th of October victory and the assassination of its leader, late President Anwar Sadat, the Iranian state-owned Jam-e Jam TV website published cartoons titled "Egypt’s Pharaoh has been killed".

The website included a lengthy report in which it celebrated the assassination of the late Egyptian president and described those involved in the assassination as “revolutionaries”, including Khalid Islambouli, a former leader of the terrorist group Egyptian Islamic Jihad who was one of the most prominent terrorists involved in the assassination of Sadat on October 6, 1981.

Iranian journalist Mahdi Bakhtiari, a military affairs specialist at the Fars news agency, said on his Twitter account that his country still celebrates Islambouli with a huge picture of him, in addition to naming a main street in Tehran after him.

In the same context, Iranians against the clerical regime expressed their anger at Tehran's support for terrorism and the celebration of one of Sadat’s assassins, with some of them chanting that, with these methods, "Iran confirms that it stands with terrorist organizations in the region."

In March, Iranian media quoted statements by Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah in which he acknowledged support for the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization in Egypt during the reign of deposed President Mohamed Morsi in 2012.

Nasrallah said during a meeting with a number of Iranians residing in Lebanon that Iran's current leader, Ali Khamenei, was upset by the fall of the terrorist group in Egypt after its 80 years of experience.

It is noteworthy that Egypt has continued to sever its official relationship with Iran since the 1980s due to Tehran’s support of those involved in the assassination of Sadat in 1981.