Egyptian coup leader General Abdul-Fatah al-Sisi said that the state institution has received a “strong attack” because of hostility to the police and the interior ministry.
In a new recording announced on Friday by Al-Jazeera Mubashir Misr, Al-Sisi said: “The presidential institution was uprooted, the Constitution fell down and the Parliament and the Shura Council gone away.”
Al-Jazeera dated the new recording December 2012, during a celebration with army officers. Seven months later, Al-Sisi carried out a coup against the first ever freely elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi.
Al-Sisi told the officers that the interior ministry received a “strong attack” that it could have cracked down on.
He admitted that there are “bad” people in the interior ministry and the Egyptian judiciary. “Naturally, that is the situation in any institution,” he said.
Appreciating the period when the army ruled Egypt in the wake of Mubarak’s ouster, Al-Sisi said: “One and half a years, when the army ruled, were good for Egypt. The army tried to protect Egypt as it played the role of the mature brother.”
Middle East Monitor
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