Egypt: 'We support no hypothesis' on cause of plane crash
French TV previously reported that experts confirmed the incident was not an accident and that an explosion caused the plane to crash. (Al Bawaba/File)
"We support no hypothesis regarding the Russian plane crash ahead of ending the investigations," said Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri on Saturday, also noting that Cairo is "awaiting a full report that reveals the truth" behind the recent tragic incident.
Shurki speaking at a news conference said the local authorities "have intensified security precautions for safety of all flights," also expressing understanding of anxiety manifested by some states following the recent plane crash.
The minister criticized some states, without naming them, for failing to provide intelligence to Cairo about the incident, while resorting to the media to reveal some of the data in their possession.
He urged states to help Egypt in fighting terrorism, re-assuring the world that Cairo is doing its best to protect the tourists.
More than 200 people perished in the recent Russian plane crash that happened in Sinai.
There has been a long chain of theories about causes of the plane crash -- the latest one suggests that it might have been downed with a concealed bomb.