Ikhwan describes US as 'biggest backer' of dictatorship

Brotherhood has described the US as the "biggest backer of dictatorship" in Egypt after Kerry's allegations about the Ikhwan.

Ikhwan describes US as 'biggest backer' of dictatorship

World Bulletin / News Desk

Muslim Brotherhood's Secretary-General Mahmoud Hussein has described the United States as the "biggest backer of dictatorship" in Egypt.

This came two days after US Secretary of State John Kerry accused the Muslim Brotherhood – the group from which ousted president Mohamed Morsi hails – of "stealing" the Egyptian revolution.

"Kerry is twisting facts," Hussein said in a statement, a copy of which was obtained by Anadolu Agency on Friday.

On Wednesday, Kerry declared that Egypt's January 25 Revolution, which ended the 30-year rule of autocratic president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011, had been "stolen" by the Muslim Brotherhood.

But Hussein insisted that "without the bravery of the Brotherhood, the revolution would have failed during the Battle of the Camel (in reference to the February 2, 2011 incidents when men riding camels and horses attacked anti-Mubarak protesters in Tahrir Square).

Hussein said that the Muslim Brotherhood has swept Egypt's parliamentary and presidential elections via "fair elections".

On Thursday, Amr Darrag, a leader of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), said that Kerry's statements exposed Washington's desire to "thwart" the Arab Spring uprisings.

"Kerry's statements reflect the true face of the US administration's policies," Darrag told AA.

Last Mod: 22 Kasım 2013, 17:34
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