Egyptian Military Vows To Move Toward Civilian Control And Maintain Peace With Israel
Egypt’s military leadership says it will lead a transition to civilian rule and honor the peace treaty with Israel. Egyptian Defense Minister, Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, is pictured.
In an announcement broadcast on state television, an army spokesman said that Egypt would continue to abide by all its international and regional treaties and that the current civilian leadership would manage the country’s affairs until the formation of a new government.
The army spokesman said a “peaceful transition of power” would “allow an elected civilian power to rule the country.” But the he did not discuss a timetable for any transfer of power.
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