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    Cameron's UK Invitation to Egyptian Leader Threatens National Security

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    UK Prime Minister David Cameron invitation to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi to visit London is a threat to Britain's national security, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a statement on Wednesday.

    LONDON (Sputnik) — On Thursday, the leaders of Britain and Egypt are expected to discuss security cooperation and the ongoing investigation of Russian A321 plane crash on the Sinai peninsula among other topics.

    "David Cameron’s invitation to Britain today of the Egyptian president and coup leader Abdel Fatah al-Sisi shows contempt for human and democratic rights and threatens, rather than protects, Britain’s national security," the statement, issued before the Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, read.

    Sisi overthrew then-President Mohamed Morsi in 2013 in a military coup and has been repeatedly accused of human rights violations by international advocacy organizations and foreign governments.


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