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UAE, Bahrain defend assault

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Dubai (AFP): The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have separately voiced support for a deadly assault by Egypt's security forces on Islamist...


Dubai (AFP): The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have separately voiced support for a deadly assault by Egypt's security forces on Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi, saying it was the state's duty to restore order. The Emirati foreign ministry affirmed in a statement yesterday that it’s "understanding of the sovereign measures taken by the Egyptian government after it had practised maximum self-restraint during the preceding period."


The Gulf state, where dozens of Islamists have been jailed for plotting to overthrow the regime, criticised what it said was the "insistence of political extremism groups to make speeches of violence and incitement... That led to sad events."

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