Dr Ahmad Aref, a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, has sent an open message to US President Barack Obama in which he insists that the people of Egyptian alone will be able to overthrow the military coup. "And we will do it peacefully," he insisted.
The leader of the National Coalition to Support Legitimacy told Turkey's official Anadolu news agency, "The United States was clearly involved in the arrangement of the military coup but we in the coalition wish to reassure our people about Egypt's safety and security."
Aref pointed out that the coalition does not rely on international governments. "We count on free nations and the world's free people who defend humanitarian principles and have supported Egypt during its ordeal." Governments, he added, are subject to many pressures.