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Statement by UK Shadow Foreign Secretary on the situation in Egypt

Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Shadow Foreign Secretary, responding to the situation in Egypt, said:

"I am horrified by the reports of killings and escalating violence emerging from Egypt. The international community should not be silent and must urge the Egyptian regime to exercise restraint during these dangerously turbulent times."

"The continued political stalemate can only be resolved through dialogue and an immediate return to negotiations over a sustainable political settlement for Egypt. Further bloodshed risks escalating the situation further and will make much needed reconciliation even harder to achieve."

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