Foreign mediation has failed Egypt
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— Efforts by foreign envoys to solve the crisis in Egypt have failed and the Muslim Brotherhood is responsible, the interim government has said. The presidency announced that yesterday marks the end of the first phase of diplomatic attempts to resolve the turmoil, which has been spiralling since July 3 when the military removed president Mohamed Morsi. In a statement carried on state news agency MENA, it said: “Today ends the phase of diplomatic efforts, which began more than 10 days ago.
The remarks follow a call by Qatar’s foreign minister, Khaled al-Attiya, to release members of the Muslim Brotherhood from jail, and come amid visits to Cairo by US senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. EU’s foreign affairs head Catherine Ashton and an African Union delegate, former Malian president Alpha Oumar Konare, both managed to secure meetings with Morsi and reported he was in good health.
On August 1, the interim leadership first warned those protesting that it had authorised police to break up rallies in “gradual steps”.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The HeraldSimilar Stories
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