CAIRO, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Demonstrations in several Arab capitals over the past few days against a U.S.-made movie deemed insulting Islamic Prophet Mohammed put the Arab countries in an embarrassing situation, portending deterioration of their relations with Washington, said analysts.
"These events will badly influence the Arab countries... which have witnessed most furious protests over anti-Islam film," Fakhry Tahtawi, professor of Political Sciences in Cairo University, told Xinhua.
It raises possibilities of the United States' intervention, added Tahtawi, noting "the interference might be military, such as sending marine forces and battleships to Libyan coasts over the killing of four American employees in the U.S. consulate."
On Tuesday, some armed Libyans stormed the U.S. consulate in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi and set ablaze the consulate building, leading to the death of U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other staffers.
The intervention in Egypt might be prominent in exercising pressures to stop the American aids, inciting the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to halt its loans and crippling foreign investments due to security instability justifications, the analyst added.
Clips of the disputed movie "Innocence of Muslims" on the YouTube site have stirred waves of protests since Tuesday in several Arab countries, including Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen.
In Egypt, one of the largest, longest-lasting protests took place, leaving at least 224 people injured, including six officers and 18 soldiers. Security forces have arrested 23 violent protestors.
Five protesters were killed in Yemen, while one was killed in Lebanon. Security forces in Tunisia have dispersed protestors, most of whom belonged to the ultra-conservative movement, during their attempts to break into the U.S. consulate.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who used to belong to the Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, said "The freedom to express opinion and to protest is guaranteed, but without assaulting private or public properties, diplomatic missions or embassies."
"This movie embarrasses the Islamic movements" which are ruling several Arab countries, posing challenges to their relations with the U.S. administration, Tahtawi said.
It also tests the Islamic movements' reactions, as for whether they will abide by international agreements or be subjected to their feelings and the pressure from the streets, he added.
Tahtawi, however, expected those countries to contain the situation quickly.
While the Arab countries condemn the anti-Islam movie, they affirmed their responsibilities to protect foreign diplomatic missions and embassies.
In a televised speech, Egyptian President Morsi said the Prophet is an "untouchable red line", but confirming "it is our duty to protect diplomatic missions."
On Friday, lots of Egyptian people, mainly from Islamist movements, participated in protests after the weekly Friday main prayers, expressing anger over the movie.
Talaat Rameh, another Egyptian political analyst, agreed with Tahtawi as saying "The Arab-U.S. relations are moving towards deterioration."
Rameh quoted U.S. President Barack Obama as saying that the United States now considers Egypt neither as an ally nor as the enemy, noting this as "very serious" in regard to Egyptian ties with the United States.
"Washington might change its polices towards the region, if protests against its interests wouldn't be controlled," Rameh added.
The inability of the United States to recognize the change in the Islamic world is due to its failure in changing its approaches of dealing with those countries after their upheavals, the analyst noted.