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ElBaradei leaves Egypt for Austria

February 7, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the leaders of the coup in Egypt and former vice-president of Adly Mansour, has left Egypt, heading for Vienna, a few days after his resignation from office.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Egypt arranged his travel procedures for the Egypt Air flight to the Austrian capital, Vienna.

ElBaradei refused to talk to reporters at the airport and to make any statements about the reasons behind his departure and the duration of his travel.

Adly Mansour approved the resignation of Mohamed ElBaradei, vice president for international relations, according to a statement issued by the presidency of the Egyptian coup.

ElBaradei handed in his resignation last Wednesday, in the wake of the police forces’ dispersal of the sit-in, staged by supporters of President Mohamed Morsi, in Rabba al-Adawiya and Nahda.

In his resignation, ElBaradei said “I believed that there were peaceful ways to end these clashes, there were proposed and acceptable solutions that would have helped us reach a national consensus, but things went the way they went.”

Last Wednesday, the army and police broke up two sit-ins of supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi by force in Rabba al-Adawiya and Nahda squares, resulting in the deaths of hundreds and thousands being injured, and a wave of violence across a large number Egyptian governorates