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Ashour: Ashton's meeting with Morsi implied recognition of his legitimacy

January 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton’s meeting with deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, was due to take place in secret, chief editor of Middle East News Agency, Abdul-Wahed Ashour, has revealed.

“The announcement of the visit embarrassed the coup’s architects because it affirms recognition of Morsi’s legitimacy,” Ashour said.

Writing on his Facebook page, Ashour said that the army had initially refused to grant the meeting, but at Ashton’s insistence allowed her to meet him. He said that this was an important development as it gives the deposed president international legitimacy and recognition.