Senior lawmaker deplores US, Israel for masterminding plots in Egypt

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian legislator lashed out at the US and Israel for hatching plots against the Egyptian nation.

“The US and Zionists are plotting to keep Egypt in a backward situation,” member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Mohammad Saleh Jokar said on Monday.

Jokar stressed that Washington and Tel Aviv are trying to destroy Egypt’s infrastructures.

The lawmaker urged the Egyptian officials not to let alien forces intervene in their domestic affairs.

Egypt plunged into violence after the country’s army ousted President Mohammad Mursi, a senior leader of Ikhwan al-Muslimun party, 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.

Later in July, 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 in the last few weeks.

By Fars News Agency


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