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Egypt LIVE Updates — 48 hr. deadline approaches, protests continue (Update – Army threatens to suspend Constitution)

Egypt LIVE Updates — 48 hr. deadline approaches, protests continue (Update – Army threatens to suspend Constitution)

Update — live video feed and updates moved to Egypt Countdown LIVE.

Via BBC:

Opponents and supporters of Egypt’s president have gathered in the capital, Cairo, as the deadline set by a protest group for him to leave power passed.

Tamarod (Rebel) had given Mohammed Morsi until 17:00 (15:00 GMT) to resign or face a civil disobedience campaign.

The ultimatum was issued on Monday, hours before the military itself warned it would intervene unless he reached an agreement with the opposition.

Mr Morsi criticised the statement, saying it “might cause confusion”.

The president met the head of the armed forces, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for the second day in a row on Tuesday. They did not give any details of the talks, which also included Prime Minister Hisham Kandil.

Via NY Times:

Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr resigned on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of ministers to leave the cabinet since the outbreak of mass anti-Morsi protests on Sunday. The cabinet spokesman, Alaa al-Hadidi, also quit, state media reported.

Other state institutions also undermined Mr. Morsi’s grip on the state, with a court ruling ordering the removal of the Morsi-appointed prosecutor general, Talaat Abdallah, and moving to reinstate a prosecutor first appointed by President Hosni Mubarak before his ouster.

Also on Tuesday, Egypt’s largest ultraconservative Islamist group and its political arm, the Nour party, joined the call for early presidential elections and the formation of a caretaker cabinet.

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KM from Detroit | July 2, 2013 at 12:20 pm

BREAKING: #Egypt’s army to suspend constitution, dissolve parliament if no agreement reached by wednesday – sources http://on.rt.com/snqlvb

…Didn’t they do that already, just before Morsi came into office? Suspend their constitution, I mean.

Obama has the Minus touch. Everything that he comes in contact with becomes dysfunctional.

Then again, perhaps he is forcing people to confront their “irreconcilable differences.” After all, our relationship is till death do us part.

[…] Egyptian Army apparently will not fall for the Obama-level lies of the Muslim Brotherhood. The liberation of Egypt from the Muslim Brotherhood is […]

been looking all over but I cannot see what video started all this.
and since cairo happened before bhengazi which of our ambassadors will be killed next?

Uncle Samuel | July 2, 2013 at 1:29 pm

How they really feel about Obama and his Arab Spring in Egypt:
http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/07/15-photos-from-tahrir-square-protests.html

Reports have Morsi calling for the resignation of everybody who is not Morsi.

This is the first evidence of a rebuke for the anointed one’s foreign policy regarding the “Arab Spring” a couple of years ago. Now let’s see how he can screw up this real opportunity for reform in Egypt.

Maybe that $100,000,000 that he’s wasting while on vacation might bear some fruit after all…

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