Egypt's top general speaks out on anti-Mursi coup
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's powerful army chief says the group of the country's ousted Islamist president had warned of "terrorist attacks" if he was removed from power.
Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi says he spoke to President Mohammed Mursi repeatedly ahead of the popularly-backed July 3 coup, to try and resolve the political crisis.
Gen. El-Sissi says that 10 days earlier, the Muslim Brotherhood strongman Khairat el-Shater had said that if Mr Mursi was toppled, Islamists over whom the Brotherhood has no control would unleash attacks.
Gen. El-Sissi's remarks were published on Tuesday in Al-Masry Al-Youm daily.