August 18th, 2013
06:23 AM ET

Egypt: Officials blame terrorists for chaos

Egypt's interim government implored the global community to listen to its side after days of deadly violence across the country.

Members of the foreign ministry showed a video-and-photo montage Sunday of recent carnage, blaming terrorists for the chaos. The foreign ministry also lambasted international media, saying outlets have been sympathetic to protesters who support ousted President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood.

But supporters of Morsy have said Egyptian security forces instigated the violence that has killed hundreds in recent days, starting with a dawn raid at two pro-Morsy protest camps last week.

The bloody impasse between those who want Morsy back in power and the country's military-backed interim government could get uglier Sunday.


Filed under: Egypt • World
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  1. George Zimmerman

    Good going cnn. You ran everybody off with your blocking and deletions.

    August 18, 2013 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      awl, with ah genieboy, childkilling names like that the world just can't wait ya'll commentaries..............NOT!

      August 18, 2013 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. runneranuj

    Whatever happened to the spring revolution?

    August 18, 2013 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lmao how convenient that word "terrorist" has become! When all else fails blame it on the terrorists! It wouldnt have nothing to do with the fact that y'all are just a bunch of egotrippinmaniacs now would it? Sheesh grow up Epypt!

    August 18, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Arnold

    Muslim Terrorists!

    August 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    yes @chrissy
    those tens of thousands of Egyptians standing up to Egyptian military are all 'terrorists'.

    August 18, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Absolutely true. These Muslim Brotherhood terrorists are attacking secular Egyptians in large numbers and heightened brutality.

      August 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    800 killed in 3 days.
    The problem from US perspective is three fold and that if i'm allowed in is worth pondering.

    August 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood terrorists came to kill the secular Egyptians. The military showed commendable restraint in their response, and that is the reason why the casualties were so low.

      August 18, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    no i'm having difficulty getting thru.

    August 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Its ok @ saywhat, only fools would believe the US is innocent in all the strife around the world.

    August 18, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Beth

    Muslim Brotherhood should seriously consider giving up terrorism. They should try to follow the path of non-violence for a change. They have spilled too much blood of innocent Egyptian people and it is now time for them to give up violence.

    August 18, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      not happenin...the thirst for infidel blood are need a crucifix, a wooden stake, and the sunlight of christ to put them in check...that is why you can't display them in islamic countries...they burn! they burn!

      August 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Hope

    Peace For Egypt

    August 18, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Wasabi Peas

    MB terrorists are murderers.

    August 18, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hope

    Can MARY do what Hope can do?

    August 19, 2013 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  13. ronvan

    The U.S.A.: STRONGEST NATION IN THE WORLD!? YET, we have put our fingers into so many countries that now it is in our "national security" interests to stay? National Security! What a joke. Now only means that OUR "elected children", the MIC, and those making big money, are afraid to do anything because they will loose money! WE, the U.S.A. cannot continue to be the world police or the "good guys"! WE support countries that continue to live in the 17th century, do not want to change, want to kill us all, find EXCUSE'S to tell us why we must be there? WHY?

    August 19, 2013 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. Pam

    Muslim Brotherhood promotes terrorism. These people were burning churches and killing cops. They've got to be stopped.

    August 19, 2013 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Very good post @ ronvan! And i totally agree. Its the greediness of our "elected children" that has the whole world hating us!

    August 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
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