Egypt's ElBaradei demands Mursi rescinds "dictatorial" decree

CAIRO Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:27pm EST

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CAIRO Nov 24 (Reuters) - Prominent opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said on Saturday there could be no dialogue with Egypt's president until he rescinded a "dictatorial" decree that he said gave the Islamist leader Mohamed Mursi the powers of a pharaoh.

"There is no room for dialogue when a dictator imposes the most oppressive, abhorrent measures and then says 'let us split the difference'," ElBaradei said in an interview with Reuters and the Associated Press after talks with other opposition figures.

"I am waiting to see, I hope soon, a very strong statement of condemnation by the U.S., by Europe and by everybody who really cares about human dignity," he said.

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moetheshmo wrote:
There are few Egyptian politicians that are more practical
than Morsi, he will be a good partner for the U.S. and Israel. Jihadists have
been disappointed; Morsi is interested in restoring the Egyptian economy rather
than fighting a holy war against infidels. But he
must wear a bullet proof vest at all times; enemies believe he is a secret Jew
and a tool of The Great Satan.

Nov 24, 2012 3:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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