Iran Majlis condemns deadly crackdown on Egyptian protesters
Press TV -(Wed Aug 14, 2013) Iran Majlis ‘strongly condemns’ the Egyptian army’s brutal crackdown on supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, which has reportedly left thousands of people dead in the capital, Cairo.
“We strongly condemn this savage behavior of the US-backed Egyptian army, and firmly demand that they [army] stop the massacre of people and let a democratic government be established in Egypt,” First Vice Speaker of the Majlis Mohammad Reza Bahonar said on Wednesday.
“The Egyptian army and security forces have attacked people, reducing thousands of innocents in Egypt to dust and blood,” he added.
Bahonar noted that the international community, the United Nations in particular, must not fall deaf ears on the ongoing turmoil in Egypt, and defend the rights of Egyptians.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood says at least 2,200 people have been killed and 10,000 others injured during fierce clashes with police forces in Cairo.
Egyptian riot police reportedly moved in on two large protest camps erected by supporters of Mohamed Morsi in the capital, launching a deadly operation.
The camps are considered the main flashpoints in the confrontation between the Egyptian military and pro-Morsi protesters.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry also condemned the brutal killing of Egyptians, calling for an “immediate end” to the violence.
Tension has intensified in Egypt since July 3 when the Egyptian army removed Morsi from office. The army also suspended the constitution and dissolved the parliament.
Hundreds of protesters, mostly Morsi’s supporters, have been killed or wounded during the unrelenting violence that erupted since the removal of Morsi.