Tunisia: Brahmi's Assassination Is Blow Against Government, Opposition and Political Process in Tunisia- PM

Tunis — "The political assassination of Mohamed Brahmi is a blow against the "post-Revolution: Government, opposition and political process," said Interim Prime Minister Ali Larayedh.

Chairing on Thursday a special meeting of the Cabinet meeting, Larayedh, who sent his condolences to the martyr's family, considered that the assassination of Mohamed Brahmi committed on the day of the celebration of Republic Day amid stability and harmony between the different political factions, is a "tragedy" through which perpetrators of the crime attempt to reproduce foreign scenarios in Tunisia.

Larayedh stressed that the perpetrators of the crime aim to derail the Tunisian revolution and lead the country to a civil war.

Moreover, Larayedh blasted the messages sent by several parties that call for violence and harming public order in the country.

He called on the Tunisian people, organisations, associations and political parties not to be influenced by sowers of discord who try to exploit the assassination of Brahmi to spread disorder and anarchy. "As much as we try not to give the opportunity to those who want to derail the Arab Spring to do it, as we call for calm and for exercising the right to peaceful protest," he insisted.

Instructions were given to security authorities to make every effort to unmask sponsors and perpetrators of this crime, he announced, reiterating the government's commitment to chase criminals and maintain order while remaining open to dialogue.

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