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Egypt's Islamists Still Insist On Morsi's Return


Supporters of the deposed Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi wave his portrait in a protest near the Rabia al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo on August 1.

Supporters of the deposed Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi wave his portrait in a protest near the Rabia al-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo on August 1.

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Muhammad Morsi say that they will continue to insist on his reinstatement.

Their declaration shows that Egypt’s Islamists are not shifting their position after talks on August 3 with U.S. Undersecretary of State William Burns.

The U.S. envoy's visit follows trips by EU foreign-policy chief Catherine Ashton and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle -- all part of international efforts to get Morsi loyalists and the army-installed interim government to reach a compromise.

But Egypt’s Freedom and Justice Party, the political arm of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood, said in a statement on August 4 that they were committed to "legitimacy, which stipulates the return of the president, the constitution," and the upper house of parliament.

Egypt’s army ousted Morsi from the presidency on July 3.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP.
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