Burns meetings represents U.S. recognition of revolution, says party chief

Mohamed Abul Ghar, chief of the Democratic Egyptian Party, said meetings between U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns and political groups and Cabinet members in Egypt represents American recognition of the latest Egyptian revolution.

On visiting Cairo this week Burns said the Egyptian people overthrew President Mohamed Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood because they hated it, Abul Ghar claimed.

Abul Ghar told Burns: “The new Cabinet is strong. It will take oath within a few hours."

"However," the party leader added, "it will have a problem with subsidies and loans. People have fears of raising the subsidy, therefore the people and the Cabinet have to agree on procedures that satisfy them both."

"The U.S. has to support Egypt. The people will not be silent. No government or ruler will silence them once again.”

“Egypt is looking to establish a country of law after the revolution. It will never seek revenge against the Muslim Brotherhood. However, it will deal with them according to the law. They will never have a parliamentary majority again,” Abul Ghar told Al-Masry Al-Youm.

Abul Ghar also proposed that the U.S. spearhead an initiative to root out "terrorism" in the Sinai Peninsula.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm