Egypt says Assad "regime" has no future in Syria

CAIRO Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:29am EST

CAIRO Dec 29 (Reuters) - Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said on Saturday his country supported the Syrian revolution and that President Bashar al-Asasd's administration had no place in Syria's future.

"There is no place for the current regime in the future of Syria," Mursi, an Islamist, said during a televised speech to Egypt's Shura Council, or upper house of parliament.

Assad has been losing ground to rebels waging a 21-month-old uprising. Egyptians ousted their longtime authoritarian president, Hosni Mubarak, in a popular revolt in February 2011. Mursi won office in a free election earlier this year.

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