Egyptian President Anwar Sadat said in a speech on Monday, 1 October, that since the revolution in Iran authority there has completely collapsed.
Egyptian President Anwar Sadat said in a speech on Monday, 1 October, that since the revolution in Iran authority there has completely collapsed. Sadat also said that the existence of the state of Iran has ended, because there is no longer any "obvious" authority in the country.
SYNOPSIS: Sadat's speech was made to an overflow audience of university teachers in Cairo. The Egyptian President, speaking about the events of the past year in Iran said, "nobody can tell how this will end, but there is one thing, Iran as a state has ended. There is obviously no authority." Since the fall of the Shah, Egypt has been strongly criticised by the Iranian authorities, especially since the Shah chose Egypt as his first stop when he left Iran in February of this year.
Sadat also told the university teachers that the people of Iran have not won what they were fighting for, he said that "instead of regaining their freedom, security and will, the whole people are engaged in fighting each other."
He was also quoted in "October" magazine as saying Egypt would offer help to any state against Iranian aggression. The interview was published on Sunday (30 September) and in it Sadat Said, Egypt was prepared to help Bahrain or any Arab state "against Iranian aggression" if it were asked. He said that he has asked Vice-President Hosni Mubarak to inform the Sultan of Oman that Egypt is prepared to "invoke the terms of the joint Arab defence pact to defend Bahrain against any Iranian aggression." President Sadat said that Egypt was prepared to respond to any Arab request for help, but that Egypt would not "impose assistance on anyone."