Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi rejected a military ultimatum Tuesday, claiming that he was not consulted by the armed forces and would follow his own path to reconciliation with the nation, Reuters reported.
“The president of the republic was not consulted about the statement issued by the armed forces,” said a statement from the president’s office, as quoted by Reuters. “The presidency sees that some of the statements in it carry meanings that could cause confusion in the complex national environment.”
“The presidency confirms that it is going forward on its previously plotted path to promote comprehensive national reconciliation … regardless of any statements that deepen divisions between citizens.”
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