Egyptian Vice President resigns because of violence


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From Ahram Online in Egypt:

BREAKING: Egypt Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei resigns

The vice president for foreign affairs and former Nobel peace laureate will resign after today’s violence

Wednesday 14 Aug 2013

Egyptian Vice President for Foreign Affairs Mohamed ElBaradei announced his resignation in a letter to the interim president on Wednesday, according to Ahram Online sources.

The decision to start the operation to forcefully disperse the sit-ins were taken jointly by the police and military leadership without prior notification of the Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi or the vice president for external relations, these sources told Ahram Online.

ElBaradei’s resignation comes after scores were killed in a crackdown by security forces on loyalists of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

ElBaradei earlier demanded high-level assurances that the operation would not step away from the boundaries of law and according to two sources “threatened to resign if the death toll among the protestors proved to be high”.

More to follow.

By Johannes Stern and Alex Lantier:

15 August 2013

The bloody massacre and imposition of emergency rule carried out yesterday by Egypt’s military junta testifies to the ruthlessness of efforts of the Egyptian ruling class and its imperialist backers in Washington and Europe to drown the Egyptian revolution in blood.

The army’s ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on July 3 was a pre-emptive action amidst mass working class protests against the elected government’s reactionary policies. The military coup has since developed into an open attempt to restore the military-backed dictatorship that existed before the Egyptian revolution under the regime of Hosni Mubarak.

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