Egypt ruling party warns over army interference

Egypt ruling party warns over army interference
Wed Jul 3, 2013 21:52:57

A key leader of Egypt Muslim Brotherhood has warned against the interference of army in favor of opposition groups to topple President Mohamed Morsi.

In an interview with Al-Alam, Jamal Taj al-Din who is also a leading member of Egypt Freedom and Justice Party, said the pro-Morsi groups will not remain silent against the interference of army.

He called on Egypt army not to get involved in supporting certain political parties amid overall unrests.

“Any army acts will disturb the security situation in all over the country and will make the pending crisis so much complicated in such a way that the consequences will be remained within years,” he added.

He said Muslim Brotherhood believes that Morsi has been elected legally through people’s vote and no military organization is allowed to remove him.

Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad also said earlier that the group is to stand firm against any pressure brought by the army on Morsi to step down.

"The only plan in the face of an attempted coup is to stand in front of the tanks. Just like we did in Jan. 25 Revolution," El-Haddad said, referring to the 2011 revolt that toppled president Hosny Mubarak.

The political wing of Muslim Brotherhood also refused an invitation to meet the armed forces commander on Wednesday, hours before the army deadline.

However, Morsi has proposed a consensus government to oversee next parliamentary election, as the Army’s ultimatum for him to meet the popular demands expires.

“The presidency envisions the formation of a consensus coalition government to oversee the next parliamentary election,” Morsi’s office said in a statement on his official Facebook page Wednesday afternoon.

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