Just hours before the official results of his victory were announced, new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi told the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars that relations between Tehran and Cairo "will create a strategic balance in the region."
Iran lauded Morsi's victory on Sunday as part of the "final stages in an Islamic awakening and a new era in the Middle East." In a statement released by the ISNA news agency, the Iranian Foreign Ministry congratulated the Egyptian people on Morsi's victory. "The historic Egyptian nation, with their responsible participation in this momentous election, have again proved their determination to realize the noble and justice-seeking ideals of the great revolution of Egypt. More