|dethalternate||Date: Saturday, 08-December-2012, 7:26 AM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Egyptian opposition leaders have rejected a national dialogue offered by Muhamed Mursi.
The President, facing his worst political crisis since he took office in June, called for talks on Saturday to chart a way forward for the country.
The renewed unrest is dimming Egypt's hopes of stability and economic recovery, but Mursi's opponents are not happy with the terms he offered in a speech late on Thursday.
Aside from his call for dialogue the Islamist leader offered few concessions.
He refused to retract a decree which gives him sweeping new powers or cancel next week's referendum on a new constitution.
Amid the political turmoil, Muslim Brotherhood supporters held emotional funerals for six of their members who were killed in fighting around the presidential palace earlier this week.
At least four Muslim Brotherhood offices, including its headquarters, have also been attacked.