Morsi says he will 'hold on to legitimacy,' calls on army to reverse Monday statement

Ahram Online , Tuesday 2 Jul 2013

Egypt's embattled President Morsi refuses to bend to opposition calls for his ouster, urges Egypt's Armed Forces to withdraw yesterday's 48-hour deadline for resolving political standoff

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi (R) meets with Defence Minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo August 22, 2012 (Photo: Reuters)

Speaking via Twitter on Tuesday evening, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi asserted that he would "hold on to constitutional legitimacy" and reject any attempt to abort it.

He also called on the Egyptian Armed Forces to withdraw its Monday "warning," in which it called on "political forces" to resolve their differences or face an army-imposed "roadmap" for Egypt's political future.

President Morsi went on to reject interference by either "internal or external" forces.

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