Egyptian ambassador: 'No excessive force used' at Cairo protests
Egypt's ambassador to London has been warned of Britain's "deep concern" over a bloody crackdown on supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi.
Ashraf El Kholy was summoned to the Foreign Office for a meeting at which a senior official "condemned the use of force" to clear two protest camps.
A state of emergency was declared in Cairo after the violence.
Mr El Kholy told a news conference in London that his government was right to act. He said that footage he had seen showed that the security forces "did not use excessive force".
15 Aug 2013
- From the section Middle East