Obama Expresses 'Deep Concern' Over Egypt Violence To President Morsi

Posted: Updated:


WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama called Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday to express his "deep concern" about the deaths and injuries of protesters in Egypt and said dialogue between opposing sides should be held without preconditions, the White House said.

"The president emphasized that all political leaders in Egypt should make clear to their supporters that violence is unacceptable," the White House said in a statement.

"He welcomed President Morsi's call for a dialogue with the opposition, but stressed that such a dialogue should occur without preconditions. The president noted that the United States has also urged opposition leaders to join in this dialogue without preconditions."

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Secretaries Of State
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Obama: 'Violence is not the answer' in Egypt

Obama On Egypt - "Violence Is Not The Answer" - CBS News Video

Egypt street violence: Few options for Obama administration ...

Coulter And Hannity Blast Obama For Response To Violence In ...

Romney slams Obama for statement after Egypt violence - Dailymotion

Obama expresses deep concern to Egypt's Mursi about violence

Obama voices 'deep concern' to Egypt's Morsi

Egypt's Role In De-Escalating The Violence — Today's Q's For O's WH

W.H. calls for calm in Egypt

Obama calls Egypt's Mursi to discuss Gaza conflict -White House