WASHINGTON: The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday Arab spring moves and said the U.S. was willing to work with the rise of Islamist groups in the region, such as those who enjoyed a recent election victory in Tunisia.
Part of the United States' desire to see the emergence of a Tunisian democracy, "she told an audience at the National Democratic Institute in Washington, in an address that stressed that" the Islamists are not all alike. "
What parts are called, added, "is less important to us than what they actually do."
The biggest Tunisian Islamist party Ennahda swept the polls in an historic vote last month at their main rival, the PDP party secular center-left.
For the government, Clinton said, the party must "convince the secular parties to work with them ... America will work with them too," and noted that the group's leaders had "promised to embrace freedom of religion and women's rights. "
The head of U.S. diplomacy key criteria listed either party must respond in a democracy, including the rejection of violence, respect for the rule of law and respect for the rights of women and minorities, and the acceptance of electoral defeats.
"The argument that the Muslim faithful can not be successful in democracy is offensive, dangerous and wrong," he said.
Washington, consists of transitions and the Arabs in the spring for a long time a strong fell across the region this year, rejects the "false choice between progress and stability," he added.
"Dictators have told his people they had to accept the autocrats they knew to avoid extremists who feared.
"Too often," Clinton acknowledged, "we agreed that our narrative," and said that the United States has pushed for more reform ", but often is not enough, or in public enough."
After the tumultuous events of recent months, "we recognize that the real choice is between reform and agitation," she said.