Jordan's King urges "unity" in Egypt as death toll rises, Muslim Brotherhood's assets seized

Published October 8th, 2013 - 04:20 GMT
Jordan's King Abdullah was among the first country leaders to welcome the military coup that ousted former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi (AP)
Jordan's King Abdullah was among the first country leaders to welcome the military coup that ousted former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi (AP)

Jordan's King Abdullah II urged Egyptians to make choices that "[will] enhance their national unity, stability and security" in the future during meetings with the Egyptian president in Amman Tuesday, according to AFP. The King met with Egypt's interim President Adli Mansour in the Jordanian capital Tuesday. King Abdullah was  among the first country leaders to welcome the military coup that overthrew Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July.


While Mansour met with the Jordanian leader, the Egyptian leader's government officially revoked the Muslim Brotherhood's NGO registration status and ordered the seizure of all frozen assets linked to the Islamist group, according to Ahram Online. Previously, courts in Cairo had banned Muslim Brotherhood activities and seized some of the group's funds in late September, but a panel was established to administer the Islamist group's frozen assets until an appeal hearing. The Brotherhood filed the appeal Monday, but no hearing has yet taken place.


In related news, clashes between pro-Morsi Islamists and pro-military civilians on the 40th anniversary of the October War has left up to 57 dead and almost 400 wounded according to estimates Tuesday.


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