UNSC urges 'maximum restraint' in Egypt amid escalating violence

London, Aug. 16 (ANI): The United Nations Security Council has urged all parties in Egypt to exercise maximum restraint amid escalating violence in the country.

This comes a day after least 638 people were killed when security forces broke up the camps of protesters allied to the Muslim Brotherhood.

According to the BBC, the protesters were demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

Argentina's ambassador to the UN, Maria Cristina Perceval, after the UNSC met, said that the view of council members is that it is important to end violence in Egypt and that the parties exercise maximum restraint.

US President Barack Obama has also condemned the interim Egyptian government's actions in ordering security forces to break up the protest camps.

He said Egypt was on a dangerous path and urged the government to reject violence and adopt a process of national reconciliation, the report added. (ANI)

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