The National Defence Council met on Saturday night to discuss ongoing domestic security issues.
The council, headed by interim President Adly Mansour, was also attended by Vice President for International Relations Mohamed ElBaradei, Prime Miniser Hazem El-Beblawi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi, Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Justice Adel Abdel Hamid, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy, and Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Sobhy Sedky.
The meeting followed bloody confrontations on Saturday morning in which 72 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were killed.
The National Defence Council earlier met on Wednesday to discuss threats to national security and to “assert the state’s obligation towards guaranteeing the rights and freedoms of its citizens.”
The day after the meeting, Mansour, El-Beblawi, Al-Sisi, and Ibrahim attended a graduation ceremony at the Police Academy on Sunday, in which Ibrahim delivered a speech saying the police would continue working on security issues with cooperation of the armed forces.