Egypt's Military Threaten To Intervene in Political Crisis

Fix the situation or we will, say the generals


CAIRO—Egypt's military ordered President Mohammed Morsi's government to meet with opposition leaders within 48 hours on Monday after 16 people were killed during mass protests demanding the Islamist politician's resignation.

In a statement read on state television just hours after the headquarters of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement was ransacked, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called the demonstrations against the president an "unprecedented" expression of the popular will.

And he said that if the people's demands were not met within its deadline the armed forces would develop a road map to resolve the crisis and oversee the plan's implementation.