Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Egypt's president refuses to step down



Aljazeera reports Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has rejected calls for his resignation, saying that he is Egypt’s "guardian of legitimacy" after three days of nationwide pro- and anti-government demonstrations, that have drawn millions to the streets.

His speech was a response to the protests, and to an ultimatum from Egypt’s military, which on Tuesday said it would issue a political "road map" unless Morsi resolved the crisis in 48 hours. Morsi had earlier dismissed the ultimatum, demanding in a message posted on Twitter that the army rescind it.

In his televised speech on Tuesday night, Morsi accused members of former president Hosni Mubarak’s regime of trying to topple his government and undermine the revolution.

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