It was a photo-op that horrified some and heartened others, Yes, Mohamed Morsi had his summit with Ahmadinejad. You can imagine the reaction in the halls of power in Europe and the United States; and you can also imagine the effect it had on the Egyptians, who generally don't care much for Iran or the Iranian president.
Take note dictators! As we point out in chapter 10 of our book
, when you reach out to regional powers in an effort to make a splash on the international scene, make sure that it makes sense internally. Aligning yourself with neighboring countries should help
you, not cause your own people to grumble, particularly in a country that has only recently experienced 'regime change' when its streets grew restless.