U.S.: Egypt violence should not delay elections, transition to democracy

11.10.2011                      13.Tischrei. 5772

Diplomatie:

U.S.: Egypt violence should not delay elections, transition to democracy

White House issues statement in response to violence between Egypt's military police and Coptic protesters, which left 25 dead; UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges Egypt's leaders to protect people of all faiths.

The White House called for restraint in Egypt on Monday after violent clashes that killed protesters and security forces, and said the transition to democracy should continue.
"As the Egyptian people shape their future, the United States continues to believe that the rights of minorities – including Copts – must be respected, and that all people have the universal rights of peaceful protest and religious freedom," the White House said in a statement….