Egypt crisis; World leaders condemn crackdown on camps

Thursday, 15 August 2013 - 12:35

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There has been strong international condemnation of the deadly crackdown against protest camps in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said the events were "deplorable" and "a real blow to reconciliation efforts".

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also criticised the use of force.

The interim government has declared a state of emergency and a curfew was in force across parts of Egypt overnight.