Morsi aide slams Egyptian 'military coup'

2013-07-03 18:40
Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a protest outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt. (Khalil Hamra, AP)

Opponents of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a protest outside the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt. (Khalil Hamra, AP)

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Cairo - A top aide to President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt, Essam al-Haddad, slammed what he called a "military coup" on Wednesday after an army ultimatum and a travel ban on the president and his Islamist allies.

"For the sake of Egypt and for historical accuracy, let's call what is happening by its real name: Military coup," Haddad, Morsi's national security adviser, said in a statement on Facebook.

As tensions mounted and crowds poured into the streets to demand Morsi's resignation, Haddad said: "As I write these lines I am fully aware that these may be the last lines I get to post on this page."

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