While his advisers continue to attack President Obama on foreign policy, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has shifted his tone, refraining from drawing sharp contrasts with the White House on policy in the Middle East.

In an interview with ABC News' "Good Morning America," Romney declined to attack Obama on tension with Iran and Egypt. While he stood by his earlier confrontational comments on the White House response to attacks in Egypt and Libya, on Friday he merely called a controversial statement from the Cairo embassy "inappropriate." He did not repeat his charge that the administration sympathized with the attackers.