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US deletes Cairo embassy Tweet on Jon Stewart

WASHINGTON (AP) â?? Oh, the dangers of digital diplomacy! American embassy in Cairo temporarily closed his Twitter account Wednesday and delete a...

 

WASHINGTON (AP) â?? Oh, the dangers of digital diplomacy!

American embassy in Cairo temporarily closed his Twitter account Wednesday and delete a tweet a link to a video of “The Daily Show”, where host Jon Stewart mocked Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. Monologue about the arrest of an Egyptian satirist insulted the Egyptian government and led to a diplomatic incident unusual.

Twitter account of the embassy was removed â?? less than restored drive A Stewart?? after the Egyptian authorities against a tweet with a link to Stewart show Monday when he joked about the arrest of a great satirist, Bassam Youssef, who mocked Morsi, U.S. officials said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

clip tweeted by the Embassy, ​​Stewart came to the defense of Yousef Morsi and criticized for his arrest and interrogation as undemocratic and small. Youssef was a guest on the program Stewart.

In response to the embassy on Twitter, Suite Morsi wrote: “It is inappropriate for a diplomatic mission to participate in such negative political propaganda.”

Development

Twitter comes as tensions between Washington and Cairo have risen in recent days on concerns that the Egyptian government setbacks in the protection of human rights.

Foreign Minister John Kerry

said Tuesday that Washington has “real concerns about the direction Egypt seems to move,” adding that Egypt has a “tipping point”. His comments followed a blistering response from the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt decision to criticize Youssef arrested Monday by the State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland.

Nuland of a “disturbing trend” of increasing restrictions spoke about freedom of expression in Egypt, Youssef with the interrogation and arrest warrants.

“It does not look like a fair application of the law to be here,” Nuland said, adding that the government of Egypt slowly police violence or attacks against anti-government protesters and journalists Morsi studies.

Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice party then Nuland’s comments as “flagrant interference” denounced in the internal affairs of Egypt.