Morsi vows to stay course, urges respect for army

  • Reuters, Cairo
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  • Updated: Jul 03, 2013 04:02 IST

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi concluded an address to the nation early on Wednesday by pledging to continue to carry out his democratic duties and to defend the legitimate order enshrined in law.

Responding to a military ultimatum to share power with his opponents by later in the day, Morsi made only passing reference in his 45-minute speech to the army, urging Egyptians not to harm the institution he said was a mainstay of the nation.

 

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