Brotherhood leader welcomes dialogue with Egypt junta

The anti-coup coalition unveiled a document, in which it called for dialogue with Egypt's revolutionary forces and national figures to end the "military rule" and preserve unity

Brotherhood leader welcomes dialogue with Egypt junta

World Bulletin/News Desk

Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Ali Beshr has welcomed dialogue with the military council based on what he called the "democratic path".

"We welcome dialogue with the military council in accordance with the democratic path," Beshr told Anadolu Agency.

"We will not exclude any party," added Beshr, who is also a member of the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy, a coalition of groups demanding the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

The pro-democracy coalition unveiled a document on Saturday, in which it called for dialogue with Egypt's revolutionary forces and national figures to end the "military rule" and preserve Egypt's unity.

It also demanded an agreement on future steps to establish a modern and democratic state after "breaking the coup".

Though the document does not call for Morsi's reinstatement, it speaks about the need to end the "military coup" and restore "constitutional legitimacy".

The pro-Morsi bloc said that it welcomes "all serious efforts" aiming to resolving Egypt's crisis.

"But there will be no bargaining on the rights of the martyrs and the injured," it said.

The coalition set a number of steps to render any dialogue a success, including ceasing bloodshed, halting "hatred campaigns", halting detentions and the release of those arrested since June 30 (the mass protests that led to Morsi's ouster).

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