Egypt wants Arab League to bar funding to Muslim Brotherhood, "hand over" wanted Islamists
Egyptian authorities have particularly cracked down on pro-Morsi supporters in Sinai since the former president's oust in July (File Archive/AFP)
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Egypt has called on the Arab League to enforce a counterterrorism treaty that bars the Muslim Brotherhood from receiving funding and support from third parties, according to Agence France-Presse Monday.
Cairo also called on the League to "hand over" wanted individuals linked to the Brotherhood.
Cairo's request follows the government's decision last week to officially declare the Brotherhood a "terrorist group" under Egyptian law after a bomb explosion left 15 dead last week. However, the Brotherhood condemned the attack, which was later claimed by Al Qaeda-inspired militants from Sinai.
Egyptian authorities have urged the League to nonetheless enforce the 1998 counterterrorism treaty against the Brotherhood.
“The signatories are responsible for implementing the treaty,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdelatty told AFP.
The Arab League has already notified its members of Egypt's treaty request as well as Cairo's designation of the Brotherhood as a terrorist group.
More than 1,000 Islamists since the oust of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who was affiliated with the Brotherhood, have been killed from government crackdowns on Morsi sympathizers.
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