Monday, 6 January 2014
Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham had said last Saturday that her country was worried by the recent escalation in violence between Egypt’s army and protesters supporting former Islamist President Mohammad Mursi.
At least 17 people were killed on Friday in clashes between the police and supporters of Mursi, who was ousted by the army in July. “The Iranian comments were an unacceptable interference in Egypt’s internal affairs,” Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty told Reuters.
It said that “inclusive dialogue” between all sides was the only solution to Egypt’s crisis.