US President Barack Obama has had a conversation with the Islamist Egypt President Mohammed Morsi, in which the Democrat President has voiced his profound apprehensions about the recent violence in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, over the divisive draft Egypt constitution and over President Morsi’s November 22 decree, which provides him with wide-ranging powers to govern Egypt.
The latest violence across the country over the provisional Egypt constitution and over the Morsi presidential decree has led to six deaths and injuries of almost 700 protesters. The deaths and wounds happened during clashes between Mohammed Morsi’s endorsers and his opponents. US President Barack Obama has welcomed Mohammed Morsi’s call for a national dialogue with the Egyptian political opposition.
Barack Obama exhorted the Egyptian opposition, consisting of liberal secularists, Nasserites and leftists, to enter the dialogue with Mohammed Morsi bereft of any preconditions for the sake of restoring political stability in Egypt.
Egypt President Mohammed Morsi had emerged on national TV on Thursday to endeavour to neutralise the worst violence witnessed in Egypt since last year’s Egyptian revolution, which unseated dictator Hosni Mubarak. Mohammed Morsi asserted that his contentious presidential decree might be modified.
The National Salvation Front, the chief opposition coalition, has remarked that it was evaluating the offer of a dialogue with President Mohammed Morsi. But the pro-democracy movement, April 6, repudiated Mohammed Morsi’s dialogue offer.
The Egyptian political opposition has demanded previously that President Mohammed Morsi annul the November 22 presidential decree, defer the referendum to approve/reject the Egypt constitution and rewrite the constitution.
President Mohammed Morsi has expressed to the Egyptian people on national TV that he desires a complete and fruitful dialogue with the chief Egyptian oppositional figures and parties, the revolutionary youth and senior legal figures.
Subsequent to Mohammed Morsi’s address to his countrypersons on national TV, several thousand oppositional protesters near the presidential palace gestured their shoes in contempt and referred to Morsi as ‘killer’ and pledged to oust him.