World Bulletin/News Desk
A main Salafist party in Egypt has disavowed a constitutional declaration by interim president Adly Mansour dissolving the Shura Council, the upper house of parliament.
Al-Nour party said in a statement obtained by the Anadolu Agency that political and societal consultations should be held before issuing any constitutional declaration.
A two-article declaration was issued by the interim president on Friday that dissolved the Islamist-dominated upper house of the parliament, which had the legislative authority since the dissolution of parliament months ago.
It also named Mohamed Ahmed Farid as new intelligence chief, replacing Mohammad Raafat Shehata who was appointed earlier by the interim president as his security advisor.
Al-Nour party rejected violence against peaceful protesters, arrests of political activists, harassment of Islamists and closure of Islamic channels "as well as issuing constitutional declarations and important decisions without societal or political consultations and taking the side of one party."
The Salafist party praised a statement by the Al-Azhar imam inviting the Egyptians to avoid infighting.
"We will continue our efforts with all political, societal and youth groups and religious institutions to achieve a real and comprehensive reconciliation," the party said.
At least 31 people were killed Friday in deadly clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammad Morsi.Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Temmuz 2013, 14:41