Egypt

COMPROMISE IN THE AIR AS ENVOYS SEEK TO AVOID FURTHER BLOODSHED…….

 

Islamic fundamentalists all of them, so who will wink and blink first?

Conciliatory tones in Egypt as envoys seek to avert bloodbath

By Tom Perry and Matt Robinson

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s army-backed rulers and allies of its deposed Islamist president gave the first signs on Saturday of a readiness to compromise, pressed by Western envoys trying to head off more bloodshed.

Faced with the threat of a crackdown on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, diplomacy appeared to pick up pace, a month to the day since Egypt’s army deposed President Mohamed Mursi and plunged the country into turmoil.

Recognizing for the first time the strength of popular protest against his one-year rule, Mursi’s allies said they respected the demands of millions who took to the streets before his overthrow.

A spokesman said the Mursi camp, which has refused to abandon weeks of sit-in protests until he is reinstated, wanted a solution that would “respect all popular desires”.

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