Today 29th of February, there was an International conference on “Islamic awakening” (Iranian term for “Arab spring”). Actually this name is so smart to hide the hypocrisy and double standard supports of some of these movements when they are with us. By calling it "Muslim awakening", one can easily support some of these uprisings and call others not.Islamic or by US , Israel , west, or by evils even and so on!
To me this is so ironic which such a conference should be held in Iran. Country which all these new type of rising against tyranny is started but brutally responded by government like any other uprising in region and this crack down is still continuing and only muslim country which is backing Bashar Al-Asad in butchering its own people.
Ahmadinejad was lucky enough to survive storms of protests against him and now hosts an conference in Tehran, this reminds me the colonel Qaddafi in its early days after calling for protest in Libya which he was actually telling that he is also going to participate and he, himself is a revolutionist :) who knows if he was alive now probably he was also preparing another conference to rejoice in "awakening"s.
But the main point of the conference, i think is hidden on the last part of Ahmadinejad's speech in conference which he addresses the region leaders (instead of people) and says that these movements are against all of us, “now they [the west, Israel and US] are trying to attack Syria with other Arab country’s help and tomorrow is your turn”
In a conference which is going to be a conference for supporting the revolutionist and people under such a unsupported and self-selected regimes, he directly backing the dictators and calling them to support each other against people and people's wish.
I don't know about the background or any important figures in such a conference but if any, probably now they can understand that if Iran is going to support one side in these battles it is not the people sides necessarily!