Egypt interim VP ElBaradei announces resignation

August 14, 2013 19:12

Egyptian interim Vice President Mohamed Elbaradei resigned from his post following heavy political violence in Egypt.

Elbaradei announced his resignation in a letter to the Interim President Adly Mansour.ElBaradei wrote that "the beneficiaries of what happened today are those who call for violence, terrorism and the most extreme groups".

"As you know, I saw that there were peaceful ways to end this clash in society, there were proposed and acceptable solutions for beginnings that would take us to national consensus," he wrote.

"It has become difficult for me to continue bearing responsibility for decisions that I do not agree with and whose consequences I fear. I cannot bear the responsibility for one drop of blood."

Reuters contributed to this report.

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