World Bulletin/News Desk
Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour insisted on Wednesday that the army-imposed roadmap, which included the ouster of elected President Mohamed Morsi, would go ahead, warning that those who fail to join the process should bear the consequences.
"The train for the future has started moving ahead and those who miss the moment should bear the consequences," Mansour said in a televised address to the nation.
The army ousted Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, on July 3 following mass protests against him.
Unveiling a roadmap for Egypt's future, the army suspended the constitution and installed Mansour, the head of the constitutional court, as interim president.
Ever since then, Morsi supporters have been staging daily rallies and sit-ins to defend his democratic legitimacy and demand his reinstatement.
The interim leader confirmed the failure of diplomatic efforts to resolve the political crisis in the country.
"We have given a full opportunity to renounce violence and stop bloodshed, but the efforts failed to achieve their goals."
Mansour reiterated the determination of the interim administration to go ahead with the implementation of the roadmap.
"We have started the implementation of the roadmap by announcing the guidelines for the selection of the constitution-amending committee," he added.
"Egypt welcomes all efforts aimed at supporting the roadmap."Last Mod: 08 Ağustos 2013, 09:50