UN Security Council calls for stop to violence in Egypt

The Argentine government condemned the military coup in the country.

The United Nations Security Council condemned the violence in Egypt and called on all parties to stop any acts of aggression, the president of the council said after an emergency meeting on Thursday..

Maria Cristina Perceval, Argentina’s representative and current president of the Security Council, said the 15-member council discussed the Egyptian crisis in the meeting during which members were briefed by UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson.

“The view of the council members is that it is important to end violence in Egypt, and that the parties should exercise maximum restraint,” Ms. Perceval said.

In her national capacity, Ms. Perceval condemned the military takeover of the country, calling it “a coup d’etat”.

(dpa/NAN)

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