His assessment on the army’s official Facebook page comes on the heels of deadly protests and mounting economic woes; Reuters reports 52 have been killed in scuffles in just the past week. The deadliest areas of Egypt are now along the Suez Canal, where Mr. Morsi declared states of emergency and the military has deployed to enforce peace.
The BBC interprets the general’s statements as a warning to protesters.
“The continuing conflict between political forces and their differences concerning the management of the country could lead to a collapse of the state and threaten future generations,” Mr. Sissi said, according to the BBC.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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