US mulls options in run-up to Egypt’s 30 June anti-govt rallies
Posted by seumasach on June 21, 2013
“During her meetings, Patterson, according to Egyptian and Western sources, has been stressing three points: Washington does not wish to see Egypt go through either a military coup or a forced interruption of the democratically-elected president’s term; that it is not too late for the elected president and the opposition to work out a compromise deal; that there is considerable room for improvement in Morsi’s management of the nation’s affairs, especially the economy; and that there is also a need for the opposition to forge a united front and vision for Egypt’s future.”
US appears to be working on orderly transition from MB rule
20th June, 2013
Egypt’s defence and interior ministers have turned down a proposal by President Mohamed Morsi to prepare security forces for a possible declaration of a state of emergency should planned 30 June anti-government demonstrations turn violent, government sources told Ahram Online on Thursday.