Iranian FM: National dialogue only way to materialize Egyptian people’s demands

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi underlined the necessity for the democratic mechanisms and start of broad-based National Dialogue meetings in crisis-hit Egypt to meet people’s demands.

“I hope that the Egyptian elites, heads of parties, different political trends, people and international community would not let the Muslim country engage in a useless round of street conflicts,” Salehi told reporters on Wednesday.

The Iranian foreign minister underlined that dialogue is the only solution to the ongoing crisis in Egypt

Egypt plunged into violence after the country’s army ousted President Mohammed Mursi, suspended the constitution, and dissolved the parliament on July 3. The military overthrow followed days of mass protests against Mursi.

The army also declared chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, as interim president.

Earlier this month, the Egyptian Prosecutor General ordered the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leaders, including the supreme leader of the group, Mohammed Badie, on charges of inciting violence.

Many people have been killed in violent clashes involving supporters and opponents of Mursi and security forces over the past few days, with more than 80 deaths reported on July 8 alone.

By Fars News Agency


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