Egypt's al-Sissi: Brotherhood will not return

CAIRO - Abdel-Fatteh al-Sissi, the former military chief who removed Egypt's Islamist president and who is now poised to win the post in elections this month, said the Muslim Brotherhood will never return as an organization, accusing it of using militant groups as cover to destabilize the country.


Al-Sissi spoke in the first TV interview of his campaign, aired Monday, vowing that restoring stability and bringing development were his priorities.


Asked whether the Brotherhood will no longer exist under his presidency, el-Sissi replied, "Yes. Just like that."


"It's not me that finished it, the Egyptians have. The problem is not with me," he said. (AP)