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Egyptian FM tenders resignation: official media


11:25, July 02, 2013

CAIRO, July 2 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr has tendered his resignation, a day after five cabinet ministers announced their quitting as millions of Egyptians are demonstrating to demand resignation of President Mohamed Morsi, the official MENA news agency reported on Tuesday.

The news agency said nothing about the source of the information.

In addition, five members of the Shura Council, or the upper house of the Egyptian parliament, had announced their resignation, citing Morsi's failure to present any solution to the political crisis of the Arab country.

Over the past week, at least 24 people have been killed and some 1,200 others injured during the violence. The headquarters of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood were looted.

Protesters have been complaining about the country's troubled economy and the Brotherhood's attempts to control all state's institutes, among others.

Egypt's armed forces on Monday gave the embattled president an 48-hour ultimatum to meet the demands of the people and resolve the crisis, saying otherwise they would impose a military-supervised road-map for the future of the country.

The remarks were cheered by protesters and the main opposition National Salvation Front, which has demanded for months a national unity government.

The Presidency rejected the army statement early Tuesday, noting Egypt will not allow any step backward no matter what the circumstances are and the presidency would carry forward its own plan for national reconciliation.

The president's supporters say Morsi derives legitimacy from the ballot box as the winner of the first free democratic elections in Egypt, asserting "legitimacy is a red line" and vowing to defend Morsi until death.

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