I tried to tell you. Or maybe Larijani is just a “fearmongering Islamophobe.”
“Iranian leader: Egypt’s new parliament a step toward Islamic regime,” from Al-Masry Al-Youm’s Egypt Independent, January 26 (thanks to Wimpy):
The inauguration of Egypt’s new parliament is an important step toward fulfilling public demands for the establishment of a regime based on Islam, said Ali Larijani, speaker of the Iranian parliament, in a letter on Wednesday. The letter was sent to Saad al-Katatny, People’s Assembly speaker.
In the letter, Larijani extended his congratulations to Katatny and expressed pleasure that the latter had been elected as parliamentary speaker.
In the message, posted on Al-Alam channel online, Larijani also said he hoped that brotherly ties between the two countries would grow stronger.
Given the importance of parliamentary cooperation in the development of bilateral relations, Iran’s parliament is ready to help promote parliamentary collaboration, Larijani said….
In November, Mojtaba Amani, director of the office for Iranian interests in Cairo, said he expected diplomatic relations between Cairo and Tehran to normalize after Egypt’s parliamentary elections.