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Egypt's army will not allow violence, says armed forces spokesperson
Egypt's armed forces urge political forces to begin national dialogue, saying violence will not be permitted
Ahram Online, Saturday 8 Dec 2012
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Spokesperson of the armed forces Ahmed Ali (Photo: spokesperson's official Facebook page)

Spokesperson of the Armed Forces Ahmed Mohamed Ali stated Saturday that national dialogue is the best way to reach consensus for the good of the country, asserting that the army will not allow violence to continue.

"The Armed Forces are always on the side of the people. We support the call for national dialogue, to reach a consensus that unites all segments of the nation," read the statement published on the spokesperson Ali's Facebook page.

Wednesday witnessed fierce clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi after a sit-in of anti-Morsi protesters was attacked by Morsi supporters. At least six people were killed during subsequent clashes.

Ali added that polarisation would only lead the country down "a dark tunnel that will have disastrous results." "The Armed Forces have always ensured the security and safety of the nation and its people, and will continue to do so," added Ali.

In response to the Armed Forces statement, Abdel-Khalq Al-Sherif, a senior official in the Muslim Brotherhood, told Reuters that the statement was balanced and is a "step in helping to end a political crisis that did not take sides."

Al-Sharif added that it was right for the military "not [to engage] in political manoeuvres."

On Friday, Al-Ahram daily reported that a decree would soon be issued by the president authorising the army to arrest civilians.





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Aladdin,. Egypt
09-12-2012 07:55am
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I Agree
I ask the media to continue informing us about what is happening. We judge others based on what they did in the past and what they are doing. BH cult has bloodiy past . they do opposite to what they say. BH cult are against human rights in Islam with lust for wealth and power.
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mumby
09-12-2012 03:05am
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Army responsible
Ye Army has responsible to stabilize the country but not to coup.They need to consult the President and cabinet before announce emergency law.Just do like democratic country doing in riot time.Then bring all parties and all government institutions to right position,which every group should respect each other and know their boundaries.
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Ahmed Hejab
08-12-2012 04:17pm
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Efforts to overthrow an elected preisdent is treason
Of course, the army has to arrest those who want to sow anarchy and overthroew a democratically elected president in order to satisfy Israel and the U.S.
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