Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi met late on Monday with Defense Minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi who earlier today issued an ultimatum for all parties concerned to find a solution for the current impasse or the army would intervene.
The meeting tackled recent developments and the protests engulfing the country, the presidency said in a short statement obtained by Anadolu Agency.
It did not clarify whether the army’s 48-hour ultimatum was raised during the meeting, which was also attended by Prime Minister Hisham Qandil.
“We give all parties 48 hours to respond to the people’s demands,” the army said in a statement read out on state television by Sisi.
The army warned that if the parties concerned failed to achieve a breakthrough within 48 hours it will announce a roadmap and certain measures and it will supervise their implementation.
Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians had taken to the streets on Sunday to press for early presidential election.
The Muslim Brotherhood has called on supporters to gather nationwide in a show of support for the embattled Islamist president.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 02 Temmuz 2013, 09:11