|Iran calls on opposing sides in Egypt to show restraint||
TEHRAN – Iran on Monday expressed concern about the escalation of violence in Egypt and called on the opposing sides to show restraint.
“Egypt’s enemies are seeking to create insecurity and instability in this country and undermine the unity and cohesion among the great nation of Egypt,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said.
She also said that Iran condemned the use of violence, emphasizing the necessity of fulfilling public demands through peaceful means.
According to BBC, at least 50 people were killed and scores hurt in Egypt in clashes between police and supporters of the deposed Islamist president Mohammed Morsi on Sunday.
More than 200 members of the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested in Cairo, where most of the deaths were reported.
Supporters of Mr. Morsi marched in several cities, as the military-backed government marked the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
Morsi supporters say he was deposed in a military coup in July.
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