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Pro-Morsi coalition calls GCC members to re-evaluate their positions on Egypt

Gulf States should re-evaluate their position towards Egypt as Egypt's freedom will enhance their status, the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy (NASL) said.

The Coalition which supports Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi said in an open letter to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Thursday: "The current phase requires the Gulf States to re-evaluate their positions. Your money funds the interim government which repress and murder the Egyptian people and protect those who fight the January 25 revolution."

The letter did not name Saudi Arabia, Bahrain or the UAE; the three Gulf countries who support the Egyptian interim regime or their decision issued on Wednesday to withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar, which supports Morsi, but the letter was released shortly after the decision.

The letter called on the GCC to "stop supporting the coup in Egypt and taking decisions against those who support the Egyptian people and work to protect the Gulf's security."

The coalition's letter said: "Egypt's freedom will enhance the status of the Gulf. Supporting tyranny will serve short-term interests and exhaust your money. The danger is not on the border but in the heart of the Arab nation.

"The Egyptian revolution is the shield of the Gulf and the Arabs. Support the Egyptian revolution and help us help Arabs and the Gulf nations."

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