Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has withdrawn his ambassador from Cairo and called for the reinstatement of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
Maduro announced the decision on Friday, saying the United States and Israel were behind Morsi ' s ouster last month.
“We have witnessed a blood bath in Egypt…We warned that the coup against Morsi was unconstitutional. Morsi was kidnapped and the responsible party for what is occurring in Egypt is the empire, which has its hands in it, " he said.
"The United States doesn't have friends, it has interests, and what it wants is to control the planet,” Maduro added. The Venezuelan president condemned the violence in Egypt and urged the restoration of constitutional order in the country. "We are against a bloodbath in Egypt, it is a setback that is going to cost a lot to our brothers, the Arabic people," Maduro said. Egypt has faced international condemnation over the death of almost 640 people who were killed on Wednesday when the security forces cleared protest camps set up by pro-Morsi supporters to demonstrate against his ouster. On Friday, tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood activists and their supporters across the country took part in what the party called the "Day of Rage" against the army and its handpicked government. The security forces and opponents of the Brotherhood opened fire on Morsi supporters, leaving more than 100 people dead and hundreds more injured in the demonstrations. The Muslim Brotherhood denounced Friday’s killings, saying the coup leaders had "lost their minds" and were devoid of any ethics and moral values. It added that the military coup against Morsi has backfired and it was time for the leaders to accept this fact. Tension has intensified in Egypt since July 3, when army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi removed Morsi from office, suspended the constitution and dissolved the parliament.