Egyptian Minister 'Muslim Brothers Were Seeking Confrontation'

The West has been shocked by the bloody military crackdown against Islamists in Egypt. In a SPIEGEL Interview, Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy discusses the violence, how the West has a distorted view of its causes and how Egypt's friends should respond.
Egyptian soldiers remove barbed wire surrounding the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ahead of planned demonstrations on August 18, 2013.

Egyptian soldiers remove barbed wire surrounding the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo ahead of planned demonstrations on August 18, 2013.

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Photo Gallery: Egypt Sinks Deeper into Chaos
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Photo Gallery: Egypt Sinks Deeper into Chaos

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan