A senior leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Essam el-Erian says a military coup d’état which toppled the country’s first democratically elected president was planned and funded by intelligence agencies of Saudi Arabia, Israel and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Essam el-Erian said on Wednesday that the intelligence services of Israel and Saudi Arabia were involved in preparations for the early July military coup d’état against Morsi.
El-Erian, who is the deputy head of Freedom and Justice Party – the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood – said the UAE provided the necessary funds for the removal of Morsi from power.
He has written in a post on his Facebook page that all the countries involved in the coup have already acknowledged their role.
El-Erian also called on the Egyptian people to continue their struggles against the military dictatorship that has manifested itself in the form of the bloody coup.
Tensions have escalated in Egypt since Morsi was deposed by the military on July 3.
On July 5, Brotherhood supreme leader, Mohamed Badie, said the move against Morsi was illegal and millions would remain on the streets until the reinstatement of the ousted president.
The government of army-appointed interim President Adly Mansour has launched a bloody crackdown on Morsi supporters and arrested more than 2,000 Brotherhood members, including Badie, who was detained on August 20.
About 1,000 people were killed in a week of clashes between Morsi supporters and security forces after police dispersed their protest camps in a fatal crackdown on August 14.
The massacre sparked international condemnation and prompted world bodies to call for an independent investigation into the violence.
By Press TV
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