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Egypt armed forces no longer swear loyalty to president of republic
New military oath signed by interim president drops vowing loyalty to president
Ahram Online , Wednesday 28 Aug 2013
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Interim President Adly Mansour has released a presidential decree on Wednesday changing the armed forces’ oath of loyalty, removing from the old version the phrase “to be loyal to the president of the republic.”

 

The new oath issued by decree number 562 for the year 2013 as published in the official gazette on Wednesday will be as follows:

 

“I swear to God to be a loyal soldier to the Republic of Egypt...protecting its security and peace...protecting and defending it on land, at sea or in air, inside and outside the republic...obeying military orders, implementing my leaders’ orders, protecting my weapon which i will not leave until death...God is witness to what I say.”   





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abdulrahman
29-08-2013 01:19am
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What is the charter for the Egyptian Armed forces? The oath should begin with " to uphold the Egyptian Constitution and the Charter of the Egyptian Armed forces ". This will counter any intention of the Chief of the Armed Forces to stage a coup.
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