Mon, Aug 05, 2013 - Page 6 News List

Egyptian army boss meets Islamists

AFP, CAIRO

“Your peaceful and safe exit will allow for the return of the Brotherhood to a role in the democratic political process,” it said in a statement.

However, the ministry warned that failure by protesters to leave would “expose them to legal action over the involvement in several criminal acts by some in the gatherings, including killing, torture, kidnap, carrying weapons ... and incitement to violence.”

Al-Sisi told the Post he wanted Washington to push for an end to the protests.

“The US administration has a lot [of] leverage and influence with the Muslim Brotherhood and I’d really like the US administration to use this leverage with them to resolve the conflict,” he said.

He said that police, not the military, would be charged with dispersing the protests, and insisted that millions of Egyptians “are waiting for me to do something” about the sit-ins.

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