CAIRO: Any country that listed Muslim Brotherhood members is considered a “terrorism supporter,” said Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Badr Abdel-Atty Sunday, adding that that any country dealing with the MB Egyptian Revolutionary Council (ERC) and Revolution Parliament “flouts the Egyptians’ will and legitimizes such outlawed entities.”
“Persons who belong to these entities are fugitives from justice, and are visiting a number of countries to promote fallacies and extremist ideas,” Atty said.
The ERC announced Saturday that a four-member delegation from the council met with U.S. officials from the White House, U.S. Department of States, congressmen and U.S. research center representatives.
The council delegation said it highlighted certain points during its meeting including: calling former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi’s ouster “a military coup,” asking the U.S. administration to take steps against “human rights violations in Egypt and to practice pressure on Egypt to release political detainees, the statement added.
In a Thursday press briefing U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said that a meeting with “former Freedom and Justice Party members” had taken place, organized by Georgetown University, but denied that the meeting discussed former president Morsi.
The delegation included MB leading members Gamal Heshmat, Waleed Sharaby, and Abdel Mawgoud al-Dardery, and Chatham House Associate Fellow on Middle East and North Africa Program Maha Azam, said the ERC delegation.
Egypt designated the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group on Dec. 25, 2013.