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Egypt condemns Brussels terror attacks, calls for tough int'l measures to fight terrorism

Egypt's foreign ministry reiterated the country's position on terrorism saying in a statement that it knows no boundaries, religion or race

Ahram Online , Tuesday 22 Mar 2016
File Photo: Egypt's FM Sameh Shoukry (Photo:Reuters)

Egypt's foreign ministry condemned in the "strongest terms" the deadly blasts that rocked Belgium's capital Brussels on Tuesday morning, leaving at least 26 dead and dozens injured dozens.

"The time has come for the world to make a final stand to deal with the phenomenon of international terrorism that targets the security and stability of peoples around the world, and that seeks to undermine all human civilization," the foreign ministry's spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement.

Abu Zeid also reiterated Egypt's position that brutal terrorism does not differentiate between religion or race, and knows no boundaries.

Abu Zeid said that fighting terrorism requires quick and effective measures on the international level to drain the financing for terrorists. He added that terrorism must be combatted also on the ideological levels to prevent the recruitment of more individuals by "criminal groups."

Tuesday's blasts, which ripped through Brussels airport and a key metro station in the city, comes four days after the arrest in Brussels of the prime suspect in the November terror attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

Belgian police had been on alert for any reprisal since the arrest.


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