Egypt's ambassador to London Ashraf El Kholy
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Egyptian ambassador: 'No excessive force used' at Cairo protests

15 August 2013 Last updated at 18:12 BST

Egypt's ambassador to London has been warned of Britain's "deep concern" over a bloody crackdown on supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi.

Ashraf El Kholy was summoned to the Foreign Office for a meeting at which a senior official "condemned the use of force" to clear two protest camps.

A state of emergency was declared in Cairo after the violence.

Mr El Kholy told a news conference in London that his government was right to act. He said that footage he had seen showed that the security forces "did not use excessive force".