UN Security Council urged all Egyptian parties to end the violence

Published 16.08.2013 03:10
Updated 16.08.2013 03:13

The UN Security Council urged all parties in Egypt on Thursday to end the violence and exercise maximum restraint after hundreds of people were killed when troops and police crushed protests seeking the return of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

"The view of council members is that it is important to end violence in Egypt and that the parties exercise maximum restraint," Argentine U.N. Ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval told reporters after the 15-member council met on the situation.

UN rights chief still advises talks to save Egypt from further disastrous violence

Morever, the United Nations human rights chief yesterday appealed to all parties in Egypt to act with restraint and initiate talks, following a day of bloody violence that left hundreds dead and many more injured.

"I deplore the loss of life and call on all in Egypt to seek a way out of the violence. I urge the Egyptian authorities and security forces to act with the utmost restraint," said Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

"What is needed is genuinely inclusive reconciliation. I therefore appeal again to all sides to engage in urgent dialogue to avoid further violence and hate speech, with the aim of restoring constitutional order through free and democratic elections." she added.

SABAH and Agencies

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