The official said the Egyptian delegation was in Tehran last week as part of the 16th Non-Aligned Movement summit, which Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi attended.
The dialogue marks a major departure from the traditional Egyptian-Iranian relationship under ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. Mubarak was deeply hostile to Iran’s Shiite fundamentalist leadership, viewing Tehran as part of an axis that opposed Egypt’s more moderate secular Sunni outlook.
Jackie Mason Hails Eastwood’s Performance
Clint Eastwood’s performance at the Republican National Convention was “absolutely brilliant” and “perfectly conceived,” according to comedian Jackie Mason.
Speaking on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” on New York’s WABC Radio, Mason gave his opinion on Eastwood’s monologue ripping President Obama at last week’s convention in Tampa.
Stated Mason: “I thought it was absolutely brilliant and all these commentators that are fiddling with it sound like idiots to me. They are trying to intellectualize it, interpreting it because it was too much comedy, it was inappropriate, it was insulting, it was bad taste. And these people are absolutely nuts.”
Continued the comic: “Clint Eastwood was trying to do one thing. He was trying to do a comedy routine and it was a brilliantly conceived comedy routine. And he purposely put on an act of being a little frazzled, of being a little old, to make it sound like he wasn’t being intentionally abusive or directly attacking anybody.”
Mason slammed media critics of Eastwood: “It couldn’t have been less than a phenomenal success because the only thing that counts is what the audience thinks of it. If 3,000 people love something and they think it’s a sensation and they are laughing their heads off and one commentator decides it’s a flop. Who would you listen to? This one commentator?
“You would think he wasn’t in the same building. His purpose was to entertain the audience, not to figure out if this one commentator finds enough significance in his every word.”
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