Egypt

Army Chief Defends Ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi

Televised address

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Facing unrelenting pressure from Muslim Brotherhood protesters, Egypt's military chief sought to justify his decision to remove Mohmmed Morsi from office, saying Sunday in a televised speech that the Islamist leader had violated his popular mandate and antagonized state institutions.

The comments by Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi  — his first since the president's ouster nearly two weeks ago—came as the designated interim prime minister pushed ahead with talks to form a new Cabinet this week.

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