The Egyptian Interior Minister has, once again, urged protesters camped out at two squares in central Cairo to abandon them immediately and has warned that legal means will be used if they ignore the request.
A delegation from the United States including the Deputy Secretary of State, Williams Burns and European Union special envoy Bernardino Leon are in Egypt as part of a delegation attempting to find a solution to the crisis.
Euronews correspondent in Cairo, Mohammed Shaikhibrahim, spoke with one of the leaders of Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Al Beltagi and asked him to confirm that negotiations were taking place.
“There are mediators from Egypt and from abroad. We don’t mind engaging in a dialogue, but under the basis of ending the coup and returning to a situation that is constitutionally legal. We want the rights of the people to be respected and return their choice of president and deputies to the parliament. We want to follow what the constitution states. It isn’t up to the general to wake up from his sleep, find a weapon in his hands, go out to the street and tell the people that he is the president that he chooses for them. I assure for you that any attempt to break up the sit-in by force will anger the people of this country. Bloodshed won’t stop the revolution. Bloodshed won’t prevent from opposing the bloody military coup,” warned one of the leaders of Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Al Beltagi in an interview with Euronews correspondent, Mohammed Shaikhibrahim.