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PM condemns Israeli Embassy attack

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Prime Minister David Cameron has made a statement on the overnight attack on the Israeli Embassy in Egypt.

The PM condemned the attack and urged both countries “to work together to resolve current tensions and enhance regional stability.”

The PM said:

I strongly condemn the attack on the Israeli Embassy in Cairo. We have urged the Egyptian authorities to meet their responsibilities under the Vienna Convention to protect diplomatic property and personnel, including the Israeli Embassy in Cairo. They have reassured us that they take these very seriously.

The Egyptian authorities have previously said that they will uphold Egypt’s international agreements including its peace treaty with Israel.  We welcome this and look to Egypt to honour this commitment. We urge both countries to work together to resolve current tensions and enhance regional stability.