Egypt’s finance minister regrets harsh treatment by state forces

2011-02-05 08:28

Washington – Egypt’s Finance Minister, Samir Radwan, apologised yesterday in an interview with CNN to any journalist or Egyptian protester who may have been subjected to “harsh treatment” at the hands of government forces.

“I would apologise to any journalist, or any foreigner, or any Egyptian for that matter who has been subjected to this harsh treatment,” the newly appointed minister told CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight.

“I inquired and I was told that there is zero tolerance, zero tolerance of this government on attacks against foreigners, let alone journalists whom we need to have them on our side, to watch this situation unfold and convey a much better image to the outside world,” he said. 

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