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Press Statement

Statement on June 23 Violence

June 24, 2013

Cairo - U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Anne W. Patterson, and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo convey their condolences to the friends and families of the Shia community members killed and injured in the recent mob violence in Zawyet Abu Musallam.  We join the Presidency and Prime Minister’s office in condemning this act of sectarian violence and urging calm.  We call on the Egyptian government to follow-through on its pledge to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are held accountable under the law, and we urge a thorough and transparent investigation.