- Middle East/North Africa
“When I called on the people to support our move and freely express their desire in ending the abnormal situation, I had no doubts that they would respond and that all those people would take to the streets.”
“When people took to the streets, they were not in their dozens, hundreds or thousands, but in their millions," Sisi went on. "This means it was a popular revolution, not a military coup."
Sisi described security conditions before 30 June as "abnormal."
Sisi indicated that the Muslim Brotherhood were threatening others with “militias to confront the people and the military.”
Sisi added that ongoing unrest in Egypt “will not change anything."
"It’s over," he claimed. "Some countries that were supporting the Brotherhood and their practises have now realized that 30 June was not a coup but popular revolution against a regime that the people toppled.”
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm