Egypt LIVE Updates

Today was the deadline set by the Egyptian military for President Mohammed Morsi to reach an accommodation with the opposition and protesters.

Morsi just rejected the ultimatum, via BBC:

Egypt’s president has rejected an army ultimatum that the country’s crisis be resolved by Wednesday, amid deadly protests across the capital.

Mohammed Morsi insisted on his constitutional legitimacy as president and said he would not be dictated to.

It is clear he expects the military to depose him in the coming hours, says the BBC’s Aleem Maqbool in Cairo

Says in speech:

“I am prepared to sacrifice my blood.”


UPDATE NO. 2 — Egypt army says ready to die in “final hours”:

Egypt’s high command said on Wednesday the army was ready to die to defend Egypt’s people against terrorists and fools, in a response to Islamist President Mohamed Mursi that was headlined “The Final Hours”.

The post on the official Facebook page of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), headed by armed forces chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, said: “We swear to God that we will sacrifice even our blood for Egypt and its people, to defend them against any terrorist, radical or fool.”