UK's Cameron: Egyptian reform must happen faster

February 2, 2011 17:55

LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron says Egyptian authorities must accelerate their political reforms, suggesting that violent scenes being witnessed in central Cairo showed that the government was not moving fast enough to meet protesters' demands.

Cameron also warned the government of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that "if it turns out that the regime in any way has been sponsoring or tolerating this violence, that would be completely and utterly unacceptable."

Cameron and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who was visiting London on Wednesday, both condemned the violence breaking out in Cairo as "unacceptable."

Cameron said the clashes "underline the need for political reform, and frankly for that political reform to be accelerated and happen quickly."

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