Dr Mohammed Morsi has insisted that he will not allow anyone to "interfere" in his country's affairs. The Egyptian president expressed his people's appreciation of those who stood beside the revolution which ousted Hosni Mubarak and brought democracy. "However, we have no wish to involve ourselves in other countries' affairs and have no wish to have others interfering in Egypt's," he said.
Speaking at the twenty-fourth Arab summit in Doha, Morsi added: "If anyone tries to interfere in our affairs, we will respond decisively and firmly."
Egypt has witnessed a wave of protests marred by violence which has left dozens dead since the second anniversary of the revolution on January 25. Hundreds more have been injured in the demonstrations, primarily in the three cities of Suez, Ismailiya and Port Said along the Suez Canal.