German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Saturday condemned attacks on the Israeli Embassy in Cairo.

“Foreign Minister Westerwelle condemns the attack by demonstrators on the Israeli Embassy in Cairo. He expects the Egyptian authorities to provide for the security of the embassy in accordance with international obligations. Any further escalation of the situation must be avoided,” a press release from the German Foreign Office stated.

Westerwelle was scheduled to visit Israel in the coming days.

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