International diplomacy in action… A very interesting set of tweets/exchanges between the feed for the Muslim Brotherhood (@Ikhwanweb) and that of the US Embassy in Cairo. The Muslim Brotherhood decries the violence in Libya that killed the ambassador and three others, and moves on to denounce clashes at the embassy in Cairo. One of their tweets was this:

”.@khairatAlshater:We r relieved none of @USEmbassyCairo staff were harmed & hope US-Eg relations will sustain turbulence of Tuesday’s events”

To which the embassy responded:

”.@ikhwanweb Thanks. By the way, have you checked out your own Arabic feeds? I hope you know we read those too.”

(Oooh, snark.)

The latest in the exchange has been this from the Brotherhood:

”.@usembassycairo we understand you’re under a lot of stress, but it will be more helpful if you point out exactly the Arabic feed of concern”

All screencapped above. 

[HT: The Guardian’s excellent live-blog]