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Egyptian foreign ministry commits to protecting embassies
The ministry statement cited Egypt's obligations under international law to protect diplomats
Ahram Online, Tuesday 11 Sep 2012
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The Egyptian foreign ministry released a statement on Tuesday in reaction to demonstrations at the US embassy in Cairo protesting an anti-Islam film  reportedly being produced by US-based Coptic-Christian Egyptians.

The ministry stressed the importance of protecting all embassies and diplomatic envoys in Egypt, as well as foreigners working in the country, adding that Egypt expects its envoys to receive similar treatment abroad. The Vienna Convention, which Egypt was one of the first states to sign in 1961, obliges Egypt to protect embassies and provide them with security, the statement added.

The statement also stressed that Egypt has been exerting effort to prove to the world that its transition period is coming to end and that it has once again become a safe country, adding that such incidents negatively affect the image of the country, harming different sectors as well as citizens.

Thousands protested at the US embassy in Cairo on Tuesday over an anti-Islam film, demanding that the US bans its screening. Several protesters climbed the embassy walls and brought down the US flag to voice their opposition.





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hgh
12-09-2012 08:39am
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you failed
This film does not even exist yet. It is a staged viscous rumor meant to cause harm to american relations with muslims. And the egyptians fell for the bait. But they killed innocent civilian americans, and burned and wounded several others. my faith and trust in the muslim world is gone. Vanished. Not one peaceful muslim has stood up for america. Soon we will stop standing up for you. Very soon. Stop killing innocent americans. We are not the evil ones. YOU are. Thank God the whole world sees now.
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star
12-09-2012 01:02am
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god belongs to nobody
as long as u live just try to do good things.
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Paul Felix Schott
12-09-2012 12:34am
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Egypt Will Soon Be Out Of FOOD For Millions Of Its People
Without United states of America millions of Egyptians will die from food starvation and dehydration death. The USA gives $ millions in food and help to make safe drinking water each year to Egyptians and many other countries around the world. For too many long years they have not shown much thanks to the one nation on Earth that all are free to have and read a BIBLE to get to know the LORD. America's Help to many Nations is coming to an end the lack of good safe drinking water and water to grow food is getting very scarce. Food is getting very scarce and very soon will be hard to find for over 100 Million. Read the Bible get to know are Lord while you still can. The Lord's Little Helper Paul Felix Schott
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MPA2000
12-09-2012 05:13pm
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Don't be stupid.
Don't be stupid. US doesn't supply all of the food or even most. Egypt could just close off the Suez and get its food supplements from Russia. You must be Mitt the Twit's brother. LOL!
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Mary Wright
12-09-2012 12:14am
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Off to a bad start
Educate dthe masses that protecting Mohammed the original infidel from insults is not OK. Peaceful non violent protest is OK. Violent protest like happened today shoudl be met with violence. One more thing: Start treating women with dignity.
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MPA
12-09-2012 05:33pm
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American's condemning others?
For doing the same things that they do? LOL
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harold
11-09-2012 10:31pm
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mr
The protesters seem to assume that, as in Egypt, movies must secure the state's approval, that is not the case. Any idiot can make a movie in America. But in america, we don't send a mob to protest, we sue them.
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MPA
12-09-2012 06:16pm
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These guys don't understand freedom yet
The protest and march all of the time, but under their former regimes they were very limited and whenever Americans do something stupid to the Koran, it always made the rulers nervous. Now that they have democracies, the governments aren't sure how much force they should use to stifle their new right to assemble. Of course in the US any such marches would be met with a battalion of riot police cracking heads. Now that is ironic.
LargoLagg
11-09-2012 10:55pm
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no we don't sue them. we just don't go watch them. that takes care of everything. and now that I think about it, the left does go and picket and protest. Now you know who the American left takes after.

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