Egypt's Morsi Charged with Conspiring with Foreign Groups

(Reuters) Tom Perry and Shadia Nasralla - Egypt's public prosecutor charged former President Mohamed Morsi and 35 other top Islamists on Wednesday with conspiring with foreign groups to commit terrorist acts in Egypt. The prosecutor said the Muslim Brotherhood had hatched a plan dating back to 2005 that would send "elements" to Gaza for military training by Hizbullah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. Upon their return to Egypt, they would join forces with extremist groups in the Sinai Peninsula. Morsi's presidential aides including Essam El-Haddad, his national security adviser, were said to have leaked secret reports to Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Hizbullah as a reward for their cooperation.

2013-12-19 00:00:00

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