Sources for the director of the CIA, John Brennan, requested an interview with General Sisi via phone to discuss current developments in Egypt. However, Sisi flatly refused, expressing his anger at the U.S. administration for its desperate intervention in Egyptian affairs, saying, “Interfering with Egyptian sovereignty is crossing OUR red line.”
El Watan News(h/t MZ) The sources pointed out that Sisi told Brennan that Egypt would not accept any dictates from the US., adding that but the doctrine of the military was not to stage a coup, but to follow the direction of the Egyptian people. The people are the leaders in this decision, and then said in a sharp tone sharp: “There is an acting Chairman running the government now, not the military.
JOHN BRENNAN, CIA DIRECTOR
Sisi continued, ”The military establishment will not accept interference in Egypt’s affairs, and do not feel the need to discuss any developments in the institution of the presidency, which runs the country, adding, “the military and the Ministry of Defense have nothing to do with politics. The Minister (Sisi) of Defense’s intense anger was directed at the U.S.’s continued contacts with former officials and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, and he demanded that the United States stop its support for the Muslim Brotherhood.
Sisi said, “This is not an Army of one and the army belongs to all Egyptians. Foreign Aid is not our concern. It will be the President, ultimately appointed by the people who will be in charge of any Egyptian – American agreements as determined between the two countries. All aspects of cooperation will emanate from the jurisdiction of the presidency.
Sisi told the CIA director that the “safe exit” of any former government officials under Morsi is not up to the military and will not be guaranteed by the persons currently in charge of the government.
Sources said: The United States is still trying to put pressure on the military and the interim presidency for the immediate release of Morsi and his aides who have been isolated, but so far, all attempts have fallen flat.
It was also explained that the latest deal to send 4 more F-16 fighter jets U.S. to Egypt reflects Washington’s fear of increased military ties between Egypt and China, as well as a bid to hold sway over the Egyptian military’s actions.