White House condemns wave of violence in EgyptJanuary 28, 2013 @ 10:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says it "strongly condemns" the wave of violence in Egypt and says Egyptian leaders should make clear that violence is not acceptable.
White House press secretary Jay Carney says President Barack Obama's administration welcomes "serious calls for national dialogue."
Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has tried to contain the crisis by imposing a state of emergency in three Egyptian provinces.
The Egyptian military has deployed troops in two cities hit by the violence. The main opposition in the country says that Morsi and Islamists have tried to impose a monopoly on power.
At least 56 people have been killed in clashes between protesters and riot police.
Carney said Egypt needs to find a lasting solution that "adheres to the rights of all Egyptians."
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Oklahoma City tornado kills at least 50, dozens of kids missing
Gallery: Deadly Oklahoma tornado
New lane restrictions mean Mercer Street is tough to travel during afternoon commutes
Bonneville Media encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comments can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior. We encourage your thoughtful comments which: have a positive and constructive tone, are on topic, are respectful toward others and their opinions. Bonneville reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.