Mark,The real meaning of the picture is that the neighboring leaders are holding hands with head of the Iranian government, one of the most powerful countries in the region. Ahmadinejad so happens to be the sitting head of the government.
Hi Nader. The photo also represents the recent outreach of Turkey toward Iran; Turkey's public rebuffing of Israel since Operation Cast Lead; the continued reliance of support between Iran and Syria. The very obviousness of Iran's independence on the world stage and its hardline anti-Zionist stance under President Ahmadinejad, positions Iran as the region's alternate order to Israeli-US hegemony. Recent Turkish overtures toward Iran reflect this. Syria, too, has been disappointed by Obama's continued partiality in full favor of an openly arrogant Israel and its successful efforts at stymieing the Palestinian peace process.The result? A picture that's worth a thousand words.
true, but if Mousavi had become president, you would have seen same handshakes. Look at the old Khatami pictures in both Damascus and Ankara.
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