Morsy spokesman backpedals on dissolved Parliament and Abdel Rahman

Acting presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said that President Mohamed Morsy’s statement in his Cairo University speech on Saturday regarding the return of the “elected institutions” did not necessarily mean the return of the dissolved parliament. “It means the matter would be discussed in a legal framework, even if it means new elections,” he said.

Ali also said that Morsy commented on the release of Omar Abdel Rahman, who is imprisoned in the United States in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, from a human and not legal perspective. “It was out of sympathy with Abdel Rahman’s family,” Ali said, stressing that Egypt respects the laws of other countries. “But, the human perspective can be a tool for solutions,” he added.

Edited translation from MENA

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