September 4, 2012

Why Morsi Went to Tehran

John Allen Gay, The Buzz

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi made waves last week at the Nonaligned Movement Summit in Tehran, insulting his hosts and their allies by calling the Syrian civil war a “struggle . . . against an oppressive regime that has lost its legitimacy.” Together with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s sharp words about Iran’s nuclear program and condemnation of its anti-Israeli rhetoric, it is becoming clear that the summit is turning into a public embarrassment for the Islamic Republic.

This is a pleasant surprise.

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TAGGED: Mohamed Morsi, Iran, Egypt


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