Army chief to Mursi supporters: Egypt has room for everyone

CAIRO Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:53pm EDT

An anti-Mursi supporter of Egypt's army walks in front of his shop, with huge posters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with cross and crescent symbol of the unity of Egyptians in downtown Cairo August 7, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

An anti-Mursi supporter of Egypt's army walks in front of his shop, with huge posters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with cross and crescent symbol of the unity of Egyptians in downtown Cairo August 7, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's army chief, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, said in a speech to military and police officers on Sunday that his message to the supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is that "there is room for everyone in Egypt".

But in his first public comments since last week's security crackdown on Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood, Sisi also warned that anyone who resorts to violence would not be tolerated.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh)

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Dulkampret wrote:
1. “there is room for everyone in Egypt”. What a joke and an an obvious lie. Is that why the military arrested everyone who disagrees with the coup that you did?
2. ” anyone who resorts to violence would not be tolerated.”
Another joke. If this is true than we should investigate the military who first started the violence.
The whole world are witnesses to your lie.
Shame on you Abdel Fattah al-Sisi!!

Aug 20, 2013 6:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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