ElBaradei calls for urgent talks with Egypt Presidency

His call comes two days after the opposition rejected President Mohammed Morsi's call for dialogue to resolve the crisis.

ElBaradei calls for urgent talks with Egypt Presidency

World Bulletin / News Desk

Mohammed ElBaradei, a leading figure in the opposition National Salvation Front, called Wednesday for urgent talks with Egypt's leadership to address the political crisis gripping the country.

His call comes two days after the opposition rejected President Mohammed Morsi's call for dialogue to resolve the crisis.

"We want an immediate meeting between the president, the ministers of defense and interior, the ruling party, the Salafist movement and the National Salvation Front to take urgent measures to end the violence and begin a serious dialogue," ElBaradei said in a tweet.

Egypt has witnessed almost a week of deadly violence which has left more than 50 people dead, most of them in Port Said where clashes erupted Saturday after a court issued death sentences against 21 supporters of a local football club for their role in deadly riots last year.

The National Salvation Front indicated Wednesday that some of its leaders would meet during the day with representatives of the main Salafist party, Al-Nour, in response to an invitation from the Salafi group to discus the "deterioration of the situation."

Last Mod: 30 Ocak 2013, 14:25
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