Dramatic scenes greeted President Mursi after Syrian delegates stormed off at the NAM conference in Tehran following his outright criticism of the Assad regime and stating that Egypt had an "ethical duty" to support the Syrian people against the "oppressive regime" in Damascus.

The Egyptian President walked up to the podium and shook hands with the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

He discussed Egypt's peaceful revolution by the Egyptian people, who mobilised against one man to change a regime.

"Our solidarity with the struggle of the Syrian people against an oppressive regime that has lost its legitimacy is an ethical duty and a political and strategic necessity. We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom."

The summit, which represents 120 countries, will also discuss human rights and nuclear disarmament.

Written and Presented by Ann salter