CAIRO: Army spokesperson Colonel Ahmed Ali denied rumors of negotiations with assistants of ousted president Mohamed Morsi regarding his release, in a statement on the spokesperson’s official Facebook page.
“With regards to rumors on social networks of secret talks between military leaders and Ahmed Abdel Atty, the director of Morsi’s office, to release Muslim Brotherhood figures, the military assures that no such negotiations or meetings are taking place with any Brotherhood members,” the Friday statement read.
“The military emphasizes its full commitment to the roadmap agreed on by political forces and the Egyptian people on July3 following the ouster of Egypt’s first-elected president Mohamed Morsi after the popular uprising against his rule on June30, and will never undermine what June 30 accomplished, “the statement continued.
Ali pointed out that circulating such rumors threatens Egypt’s security and stability and harms the armed force’s reputation. The army spokesperson urged people to avoid and disregard these rumors.