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A Muslim Brotherhood statement calls on other countries to reject interim government as representative of Egypt

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The Muslim Brotherhood calls on other countries to reject interim government as representative of Egypt

The Muslim Brotherhood called on “all countries and institutions” to not recognise Egyptian interim Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy as a representative of Egypt.

In a statement issued on Wednesday evening, the group demanded that Fahmy “not be allowed to enter the building” of the United Nations, as he was appointed by an “illegitimate” president, who in turn was appointed by Minister of Defence Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi following a “coup on the legitimate system” after “kidnapping the legitimate president.”

The Muslim Brotherhood statement accused the interim government of killing approximately 5,000 people and injuring another 10,000, while carrying out around 10,000 politically-motivated arrests of leaders and activists. It also accused the interim government laying siege to cities to intimidate peaceful civilians and commit “crimes against humanity.”

The statement added “the people of Egypt reject this representation imposed on them with iron and fire.”

Fahmy is in New York City with a delegation for the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly and is scheduled to deliver Egypt’s speech on Saturday. Ousted President Mohamed Morsi gave Egypt’s address before the 67th session last year.

The foreign minister has conducted meetings with high-level officials of other countries to discuss Egypt’s transitional development, reiterating the interim government’s commitment to the roadmap put in place on 3 July following Morsi’s removal from power.

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