Egypt: Bonino deeply pained at events and appeals to all the forces in the field to immediately halt the violence and a avoid blood bath
ROME, Italy, August 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- “I am deeply pained at what is going on in Egypt, and at the loss of human life there. I was hoping that the squares where the sit-ins took place would empty out once the parties had reached an agreement, and not through the intervention of the police, which doesn't make it any easier to find a solution to the political crisis.
I appeal to all the Egyptian forces to do everything in their power to halt the violence that has erupted there, and to avoid a blood bath. All forces of order must exert the maximum self-control, and everyone must likewise avoid any form of incitement to violence.
There had been encouraging signs over recent days from both sides, which had finally given us reason to hope that this acute emergency phase may gradually be ending. In light of these dramatic developments, I renew my appeal to Egypt to stop the spiraling violence and resume national dialogue”.