Spokesman: Egyptian People Not to Allow Foreign Interference

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Araqchi called for peaceful solution to the current crisis in Egypt, and expressed confidence that the Muslim nation will not allow foreign meddling in the country's affairs.

Spokesman: Egyptian People Not to Allow Foreign Interference

Egypt will not permit its enemies to take advantage of the political standoff in the country or intervene in its internal affairs, Araqchi said on Wednesday.

He also added that the Egyptian nation will “seek a solution to the ongoing impasse through peaceful channels and within the principles of mutual understanding and preparing the grounds for joint talks.”

As regards Iran's stance on the developments in Egypt, he said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran is following the developments in Egypt and believes the vigilant and insightful people of Egypt standing by their prudent leaders are capable of managing the current crisis."

On July 3, army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced that President Mohamed Mursi was no longer in office and declared that the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, had been appointed as the new interim president of Egypt. The army also suspended the constitution.

Scores of people have been killed ever since in almost daily clashes between supporters of the deposed president, his opponents, and the country’s security forces.



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