Egypt’s Morsi Says Will Respect Ruling on Parliament

Posted July 11th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi says he will respect a court ruling overturning his decision to recall parliament.

In a statement Wednesday, the president says he will seek dialogue with political forces and judicial authorities in an effort to ease tensions over the dispute.

Last week, Mr. Morsi ordered a recall of the Islamist-led parliament, which the nation's military leaders dissolved last month after the Supreme Constitutional Court found fault with the process by which lawmakers were elected.

The lower house of parliament reconvened briefly Tuesday in defiance of orders by the country's military and Supreme Court.