Egypt Muslim Brotherhood spurns cabinet offer

The Muslim Brotherhood group of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsy will spurn an offer to join a new interim government, a spokesman for the Islamist group said on Wednesday.

"We do not deal with putchists. We reject all that comes from this coup," said Tareq al-Morsy, amid reports the movement is to be offered positions in the transitional cabinet.

State media reported on Tuesday that Egypt's prime minister-designate is to offer ministerial posts in the new government to members of the Freedom and Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, and to the hardline Islamist Nour Party.

"There is no objection at all to including members of those two parties in the government," state news agency MENA quoted a presidential spokesman as saying.