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No decision reached over pro-Morsi sit-ins: Presidential source
Most likely Egypt security will besiege pro-Morsi sit-in protests to avoid forced dispersal, a presidential source tells Ahram Online
Ahram Online, Monday 12 Aug 2013
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Egypt’s National Security Council has not yet reached a decision on how to resolve the tense standoff over sit-ins by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

The security meeting, headed by interim President Adly Mansour, was held to reach a final resolution on how to deal with Morsi supporters who have been staging sit-ins at Nasr City’s Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square in Cairo and in Giza’s Al-Nahda Square, a presidential source told Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

Negotiations are still ongoing between the different governmental parties, the source said. Most likely security will besiege the sit-in instead of dispersing it by force to avoid possible violence, the source added. No press release is expected to be issued following the meeting.

Egypt's interim president convened a high-level security meeting at the presidential palace in Cairo's Heliopolis district earlier on Monday, informed sources told Al-Ahram Arabic news website.

The meeting addressed options for ending two sizeable sit-ins held by supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi after the government signalled an end of "diplomatic efforts" to resolve the ongoing stand-off with Morsi's Islamist supporters following his 3 July ouster.

Tensions have been running high in Egypt after cabinet and interior ministry officials said a crackdown on pro-Morsi protest camps was imminent, fuelling fears of a violent confrontation between security forces and Morsi supporters clamouring for Morsi's reinstatement.





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norsha
13-08-2013 06:26am
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their hands smeared with Egyptian blood
The interim army-back government officials have smeared their hand with Egyptian blood! How could they escape trial by International Court of Justice of their crime by killing more than 200 innocent peaceful protester?
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neil
13-08-2013 12:45am
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various non-lethal metthods
I can suggest vaious non-lethal methods to'disperse' the sit-ins: in addition to the seven-stage rules of engagement, there is 'shock and awe' and de-legitimizing Ikhwan's symbols, plus siege, and stick-and carrot, and the 'Panama'option
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