World Bulletin / News Desk
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti, the highest religious authority in the birthplace of Islam, urged Egyptians on Wednesday to cooperate in order to avoid bloodshed as an army deadline nears to resolve the country's political crisis.
"Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, called on the intellectuals and reasonable people of Egypt to cooperate with each other to put right the situation the country is going through, and to resolve the problems with wisdom and reflection, to suppress bloodshed," state news agency SPA reported.
It added that Al al-Sheikh urged Egypt's opposing sides to meet to urgently find a solution to the crisis.
His statement came hours before a deadline set by the army for President Mohamed Mursi to yield to mass protests and share power or give way.Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Temmuz 2013, 15:12