Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour has vowed to protect the country against those who seek chaos and violence, in his first public address.
Two weeks after the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi, Mr Mansour said his government was committed to restoring security and stability.
Meanwhile, Mr Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood has called for mass rallies on Friday to demand his reinstatement.
The group refused to join the new interim cabinet unveiled this week.
“We are going through a critical stage and some want us to move towards chaos and we want to move towards stability. Some want a bloody path,” the interim leader said, speaking in a pre-recorded message aired on state TV.