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Egyptian Military Backed Out Of Prisoner-Release Deal That Could Have Averted Killings: Sources

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A week before the Egyptian government ordered Wednesday's deadly clearing of two Muslim Brotherhood protest camps, military leaders and the Brotherhood very nearly came to an agreement that involved a prisoner release and other measures that might have a

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Roger G (154)
Friday August 16, 2013, 12:52 pm
noted, thanks

S J (130)
Friday August 16, 2013, 2:41 pm
Noted in the hope that there will be NO KILLING. Thanks Cal.

Birgit W (160)
Friday August 16, 2013, 3:07 pm
Noted, thanks.

Andrs Yokers (6)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:06 pm
Sad events...

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday August 16, 2013, 5:24 pm
noted thanks

Sheila D (194)
Friday August 16, 2013, 8:37 pm
Noted with sadness. Thank you.

Rehana VN (0)
Friday August 16, 2013, 10:47 pm
Extremely saddend,so unnecessary.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Saturday August 17, 2013, 11:55 am
A nice story but who believes it?What ever the source of this story is,We have to remember thaton Wednesday August seven ( seven days before the dispersal of the terrorist sit-ins) The Egyptian presidency issued a statement saying that " that attempts to reach a diplomatic solution to the crisis have failed.
The Muslim Brotherhood was to blame for that failure,
The statement followed 10 days of visits by U.S., EU, African and Arab officials in attempts to hash out a deal between the interim government and supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsy.

Egypt had allowed envoys from the United States, the European Union, United Arab Emirates and Qatar to enter the country, hold discussions and urge the Muslim Brotherhood to “respect popular will embodied in the 30 June and 26 July protests,” the statement said, referring to major protests that led to Morsy's ouster and an army mandate to confront "violence and terrorism."

The statement said the presidency had allowed diplomatic efforts “out of a belief in the necessity to provide a space to exert efforts that could urge the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies to renounce violence and save bloodshed."

It argued that diplomacy did not achieve that aim, despite the full support of the Egyptian government.

The presidency meanwhile described pro-Morsy protests at Rabea al-Adaweya and al-Nahda Square as "unpeaceful."

The presidency's statement, in part, came as a response to remarks by U.S. Senator John McCain, who described the situation in Egypt as potentially dangerous and referred to 30 June as a "coup."

If the story is true ,Morsi supporters would have said that when the sit-in was dispersed.
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