Egypt’s el-Sissi: No future for Muslim Brotherhood

In an interview that aired on private Egyptian television channels on Monday, el-Sissi said there would be no future for the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood.

He was asked whether the Brotherhood would no longer exist, under his presidency, to which he replied: “Yes.”

“It is not me who finished it, the Egyptians did,” he added.

The comments gave the clearest indication so far by the former defense minister and head of the armed forces that there would be no political reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Related: Muslim Brotherhood leader Ashraf Adbel Ghafar said on Tuesday that presidential candidate Abdel Fattah El-Sisi “must understand that the previous Egyptian presidents are gone, but the Muslim Brotherhood is still here despite being oppressed.”