Egyptian presidency: Mursi decrees "temporary", wants dialogue

CAIRO Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:39am EST

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CAIRO Nov 25 (Reuters) - The Egyptian presidency said on Sunday it was committed to engaging "all political forces" to reach common ground on the constitution and stressed the "temporary nature" of a decree expanding President Mohamed Mursi's powers.

"This declaration is deemed necessary in order to hold accountable those responsible for the corruption as well as other crimes during the previous regime and the transitional period," the presidency said in a statement.

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