CAIRO: Egypt’s army has given the Muslim Brotherhood party until Saturday afternoon to sign up to political reconciliation, a military official said.
It comes after the army said it would toughen its strategy for dealing with “violence and terrorism.”
“We will not initiate any move, but will definitely react harshly against any calls for violence or black terrorism from Brotherhood leaders or their supporters. We pledge to protect peaceful protesters regardless of their affiliation,” the official said, saying they had 48-hours to comply.
After the military coup that resulted in the removal of President Mohamed Morsi, the interim government set out a roadmap for a political transition leading to parliamentary elections, which the Brotherhood rejects.