Latest News Syria: Morsi rejects to step down

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Morsi rejects to step down, Tamarod calls on republican guards to arrest him

Jul 3, 2013

Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi continued insistence on ignoring the demands of the Egyptian people who frankly demand him to resign, claiming that the Egyptians have chosen him in free elections.

In a televised speech addressed to the Egyptian people on Tuesday, Morsi said that he had been voted for in a free and fair elections and it was his job to safeguard the legitimacy that brought him to power.

In a sign of Morsi’s rejection to step down and respond to his people’s demand, he added “I have no choice except to shoulder responsibility ..I was , still and will shoulder responsibility,” pledging to protect his “constitutional legitimacy” with his life.

He said “legitimacy is the only guarantee to prevent bloodshed,” ignoring that legitimacy is derived from the people, who demand him to “go”.

Earlier Morsi called on the Egyptian army to withdraw its 48-hour ultimatum directed to him on Monday to respond to the people’s demands.

Tamarod (rebel) Movement spokesman described Morsi’s speech as “naive”, pledging that millions of Egyptians will pour into streets on Wednesday to topple him.

A Health Ministry spokesman said that 16 protesters were killed and 200 others were wounded in clashes near Cairo University following Morsi’s speech.

National Salvation Front Spokesman Khaled Dawwoud said “”This is an open call for a civil war … The President continues to deny the demands of the Egyptian people to resign.”

Tamarod Movement called on the Egyptian Republican Guards to arrest Morsi .

Since June 30, millions of Egyptians amassed in Tahrir Square and cities across the country demanding Morsi to step down.

Egyptian military sources stressed that Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhoods’ gangs carnival on the crisis in Syria and their calls for jihad along with the armed terrorist groups in Syria and for foreign military intervention constituted a turning point to the military institution regarding Morsi’s way and approaches in running the state.

The sources added the army was concerned over the way Morsi is ruling the country after attending a gathering calling for jihad in Syria in June15.

They expressed astonishment that Morsi himself called for the foreign interference in Syria.

H. Zain / Ghossoun

http://sana.sy/eng/22/2013/07/03/490501.htm

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3 Responses to Latest News Syria: Morsi rejects to step down

  1. kruitvat says:

    July 3th, 2013

    Syria calls on Morsi to step down

    Syria’s information minister says that it is the overwhelming will of the Egyptian people

    Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi says the only way Egypt can overcome its crisis is if President Mohammed Morsi realizes that the overwhelming majority of the Egyptian people reject his presence and want him out.

    Al-Zoubi told reporters in Damascus Wednesday that Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood is a “terrorist” organization and a “U.S. tool.”

  2. kruitvat says:

    July 3, 2013

    Iran calls on Egypt to show respect for legitimate public demands

    Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi has expressed concern over the ongoing unrest across Egypt, calling on the Cairo government to respect the legitimate demands of the protesters.

    The Iranian official said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic is closely monitoring the latest developments in Egypt, and is concerned about the prolongation of crisis in the country which has left a number of Egyptians dead and wounded.

    He said Iran believes that respect for people’s legitimate demands, strengthening of the national unity, negation of violence and vigilance in the face of conspiracies provide the best way out of the current turmoil in the Arab country.

    Araqchi further noted that Egyptians can resolve their problems by themselves and defend their national interests.

    The political showdown in Egypt has neared its climax as military deadline for President Mohamed Morsi to resolve the North African country’s political crisis has expired.

    Supporters and opponents of Morsi staged rival rallies across the capital, Cairo, on Wednesday evening as the Army’s 48-hour deadline for the president to yield to the demands of the demonstrators or face military intervention approached.

    Several political groups say the government is dominated by Muslim Brotherhood. The opposition also accuses Morsi of deviating from the 2011 revolution that toppled the Western-backed regime of Hosni Mubarak.

    Source: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2013/07/03/312091/egypt-must-respect-public-demands-iran/

  3. kruitvat says:

    As a reminder:

    December 11, 2012

    Obama approved F-16 fighter jets as gift to Egypt

    Despite instability due to the new Islamic government in Egypt, the US is sending more than 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt as part of a $1 billion foreign aid package.

    The first four Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets are set to arrive in Egypt on Jan. 22, an unnamed source told Fox News. Although Egypt already has more than 200 such planes and the latest delivery fulfills an order placed two years ago when former President Hosni Mubarak was still in power, the protests and widespread instability in Egypt have caused some to wonder if providing jets at this time is a bad idea.

    The new Islamic president, Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, has recently made political moves that have fueled anger and criticism both in the West and among secular Egyptians. Mass demonstrations are currently taking place in Cairo and several other Egyptian cities against Morsi’s decision to hold a referendum on a pro-Islamist constitution. Secular, liberal and Christian groups are demanding that Morsi cancel this referendum.

    Groups in opposition to the referendum are due to converge on the presidential palace. The opposition has already breached a barrier outside the palace, but has been unable to pass the wall of concrete blocks and tanks that guard its perimeter. Still, several thousand are protesting in the presidential compound after being let in by the Republican Guard.

    In the days leading up the referendum, Morsi authorized his military to secure state buildings and arrest civilians. Six Egyptian Air Force F-16 fighter jets also flew symbolically over Cairo on Monday, military sources told DEBKAfile.

    Providing Egypt with more than 20 fighter jets at a time when tensions are so high may not be the best timing. The move may also cause President Obama to appear as if he is standing behind Morsi.

    “Obama is therefore using those warplanes as a signpost for the Muslim-Arab Middle East – and the Israeli voter – to show them that he is sticking unswervingly to his policy of support for the region’s Muslim Brotherhood – and especially the Egyptian president – even if Morsi did slip up by a grab for sweeping powers that alienated most of the opposition,” according to DEBKAfile.

    Even if the US is simply fulfilling a deal it made two years ago with Mubarak, providing the more than 20 fighter jets in 2013 does make the Obama administration appear to be in support of the controversial Egyptian regime that is now in power.

    “The Obama administration wants to simply throw money at an Egyptian government that the president cannot even clearly state is an ally of the United States,” said Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Republican chair of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

    Malou Innocent, a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute, warned reporters at Fox that providing Egypt with military resources could haunt the US in the future if a conflict between Israel and Egypt were to arise.

    “Should an overreaction [by Egypt] spiral into a broader conflict between Egypt and Israel, such a scenario would put US officials in an embarrassing position of having supplied massive amounts of military hardware … to both belligerents,” she said. “Given Washington’s fiscal woes, American taxpayers should no longer be Egypt’s major arms supplier.”

    The $213 million order, paid for by US taxpayers, will provide the Egyptian air force with newer and improved resources. Its fleet of current fighter jets are older versions of the F-16s.

    http://rt.com/usa/obama-fighter-jets-egypt-856/

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