Egypt swears in new Cabinet that excludes Islamists

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Mr. El-Haddad said no such offer was made, but it would have been rejected had it been.

Mr. Mansour is expected to soon announce plans for reconciliation talks.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which describes Mr. Morsi’s ouster as a military coup and has been demanding his reinstatement at protests in Cairo and other parts of Egypt for almost two weeks, has rejected talk of reconciliation.

“It is ironic to call for reconciliation talks without sending positive signals to those whom they want to invite to the table,” Mr. El-Haddad said. “At the moment they are sending live bullets in our direction. That is hardly an invitation to reconciliation.”

The violence in Cairo was the worst since troops killed 51 supporters of Mr. Morsi on July 8. The Muslim Brotherhood said police used birdshot and live ammunition against the protesters.

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.

 

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