Egypt's PM proposes dissolution of Muslim Brotherhood

In this Tuesday, July 9, 2013, file photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi meets with interim President Adly Mansour (not pictured) in Cairo, Egypt. Mr Beblawi has proposed the legal dissolution of th
In this Tuesday, July 9, 2013, file photo released by the Egyptian Presidency, Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi meets with interim President Adly Mansour (not pictured) in Cairo, Egypt. Mr Beblawi has proposed the legal dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood and the idea is being studied by the government, a government spokesman said. -- FILE PHOTO: AP

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has proposed the legal dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood and the idea is being studied by the government, a government spokesman said.

Mr Beblawi had made the proposal to the Ministry of Social Affairs - responsible for licensing non-governmental organisations, Mr Sherif Shawky said.

"It is being studied currently," he added.

Violent clashes across Egypt on Friday that pitted supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood against security forces killed 173 people, including 95 in central Cairo, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

The ministry added that 1,330 people were wounded nationwide, with 596 hurt in the Cairo clashes.