EU declares Egypt's interim authorities appointed by army as illegitimate

EU warned Egyptian army, and declared the administration appointed by army as illegitimate.

EU declares Egypt's interim authorities appointed by army as illegitimate

The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton said Sunday the EU was deeply concerned about recent developments in Egypt, and called on the country's interim authorities to put an end to violence and hold new elections soon.

"The EU is following the recent developments in Egypt with deep concern," Ashton said in a statement. 

Ashton added, "It is of utmost importance that Egypt returns rapidly to a legitimate government and democratic structures."

She called on Egypt's new authorities to "exert every effort so that politically motivated arrests and other forms of harassments do not take place," and to hold fresh elections "in the shortest possible time."

"Sexual violence must be stopped," she emphasized.

The EU "will continue to monitor the situation closely," Ashton said.

The statement signalled that the EU took a step back, as it avoided calling the army takeover as "coup d'etat" on the grounds that there were "adequate" public support behind it.

Merkel urges Morsi to be released

Besides, German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded Mohammed Morsi to be released speaking on a national news channel ARD on Sunday.

Merkel said, "I agree with foreign minister Guido Westerwelle's call for Morsi's release," and added that all groups in Egypt should come together for development of Egypt.

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A. Khan
A. Khan - 7 yıl Before

The general can not hear and can not see unless told to.

Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali - 7 yıl Before

Gen SISI oath in front of the legitimate president Dr. Muhammad Moursy to respect law and constitution . Gen SISI Military coup Stops the Constitution, so what kind of respect is this ? Now he Stopped the legitimate president Dr. Muhammad Moursy who is Captive under Gen SISI force and this is against law How can we trust someone didn't kept the official oath ?!

Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali - 7 yıl Before

The legitimate president is Dr. Muhammad Moursy while you never said that>Gen. SISI have done military coup, Killing Civilians while no clear comment from you ?!

Mohamed Ahmed Khalil
Mohamed Ahmed Khalil - 7 yıl Before

Put the situation in its clear form. It is definitely a military coup

Iman
Iman - 7 yıl Before

It is really a shame if u insist after all these people who went down in all Egypt States to ask the army to help them out against a dictator and a looser who from the very first beginning was not to be a president, no body respects him even those supporting him. No body wants him except a minority of terrorists. pls do not interfere & mind your own business. Respect egyptian population & will

Iman
Iman - 7 yıl Before

It's not a coup...whether you believe it or not that will never change the fact that millions of Egyptian refuse Morsi's regime that will turn our country into Afghanistan. & yes, they are majority, that's why he refused early elections. For the first time ever myself, my 65years old mother & family decided on June30 to participate in the 2nd revolution. If it's illegitime for EU, it is for us!

Iman
Iman - 7 yıl Before

It's not a coup...whether you believe it or not that will never change the fact that millions of Egyptian refuse Morsi's regime that will turn our country into Afghanistan. & yes, they are majority, that's why he refused early elections. For the first time ever myself, my 65years old mother & family decided on June30 to participate in the 2nd revolution. If it's illegitime for EU, it is for us!

Ahmed
Ahmed - 7 yıl Before

Total individuals in Tahrir square,surrounding streets, and smaller adjacent square can not hold more than 340,000 individuals, assuming that 10 similar squares where filled, not more than 3.4 Millions would be out, while more than 17 Millions voted for the constitution. The Army took a non representative sample as an excuse to make a coup.