The spokesman for Egypt's main opposition coalition said on Sunday he welcomed steps by President Morsi to restore security. The comments by Khaled Dawoud, spokesman for the National Salvation Front, were made shortly after Morsi declared a state of emergency in three cities and also called for a meeting with senior politicians and groups.
"Of course we feel the president is missing the real problem on the ground which is his own polices," Dawoud told Reuters. But he added: "His call to implement emergency law was a right move given what is going on, namely thuggery and criminal actions." (Reuters)