Egypt: Interim president meets with army chief

By: By Hamza Henbdawi, Associated Press
By: By Hamza Henbdawi, Associated Press
Officials say Egypt

Egyptians celebrate after Egypt's chief justice Adly Mansour is sworn in as the nation's interim president Thursday, July 4, 2013. Arabic reads, " bye bye Morsi." The chief justice of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in Thursday as the nation's interim president, taking over hours after the military ousted the Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO (AP) -- By HAMZA HENDAWI
Associated Press

Officials say Egypt's interim president has held talks with the army chief and interior minister following overnight clashes across the country that killed at least 30 people.

Adly Mansour met with army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is also the defense minister, as well as Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, who is in charge of the police, at the Ittihadiya presidential palace Saturday.

It was the first time Mansour has worked out of the president's main offices since he was sworn-in Thursday as the country's interim leader. Mansour took over a day after the military overthrew Mohammed Morsi, who was the country's first democratically elected president.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.


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