Published On: Mon, Jan 28th, 2013

Egypt’s National Salvation Front rejects Morsi’s talks offer

Morocco News Tribune


Oklahoma City, U.S.A—National Salvation Front (NSF) rejected on Monday dialogue called by President Mohamed Mursi in order to end the ongoing political turmoil.

In a press conference following the meeting of the National Salvation Front, Egyptian reform leader Mohammed El Baradei, accompanied by former presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi and Amr Moussa, along with Wafd Party chief El-Sayed El-Badawi,  read a statement “We are not against holding talks, but we will not let the Egyptian people down by engaging in fake dialogue,”

“Many missteps have led to the current situation….security measures will not solve the current crisis, but a political solution must be found,” he added.

SAbbahi said “We met with Mursi earlier, and all we got from the meeting was a dictatorial constitutional declaration,”

Sabbahi demanded the president to “acknowledge his responsibility” for the bloodshed, admit the legitimacy of the “people’s demands.

Also, after denying plans to form a “presidential council”, the NSF expressed its solidarity with the people of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, where ongoing clashes and death have occured.

Egypt’s main opposition coalition’s rejection for dialogue came after the president had invited his allies and rivals for talks earlier to end violence and unrest, which erupted across Egypt following the second anniversary of Egyptian revolution.