Egypt may declare emergency if more violence

The council, which includes the defence minister, who is a general in charge of the army, could also consider declaring a state of emergency or a curfew in areas of violence if needed, Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud said.

Egypt may declare emergency if more violence

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's National Defence Council, headed by President Mohamed Mursi, on Saturday condemned street violence and called for national dialogue to resolve political differences, the information minister said after the council met.

The council, which includes the defence minister, who is a general in charge of the army, could also consider declaring a state of emergency or a curfew in areas of violence if needed, Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud said.

At least 39 people were killed in violence in Port Said on Saturday over a court ruling and across the nation during Friday's anti-Mursi protests.

The council called for a broad national dialogue that would be attended by independent national characters to discuss political differences and ensure a fair and transparent parliamentary election, the minister said in a televised statement.

Last Mod: 27 Ocak 2013, 11:21
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