Muslim Brotherhood reacts angrily to the GERD agreement
Tigrai Online, March 25, 2015
Egyptian President Sisi and Ethiopian President Dr. Mulatu Teshome in Addis Ababa. The Egyptian president just concluded an official visit of Ethiopia.
The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood reacted extremely angry to the Egyptian president for singing the Agreement on Declaration of Principles on GERD. The Muslim Brotherhood now an outlawed group was led by Mohamed Morsi until he was removed from power by a massive public uproar and thrown to jail.
The Muslim Brotherhood threatens to undo the agreement by any means necessary calling the agreement between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan “treacherous act against the people of Egypt.” In June 2013 the then President Morsi was quoted as saying “If our share of Nile water decreases, our blood will be the alternative,” in a televised meeting Mr. Morsi’s political collogues openly threaten military action with the collaboration of Eritrea and Ethiopian rebel groups like the ONLF, OLF and other terrorist groups. Unfogtunate for them they are irrelevant just like their best ally Shaebya is irrelevant in the region, but they both like to pretend they are still alive.
Through their spokesperson the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood strongly condemned the Egyptian president “the heinous coup commander Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi has illegitimately signed on behalf of Egypt the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) agreement, without any knowledge of its terms and conditions or the essential details of GERD and its storage capacity” the statement said.
The group would declare null and void the agreement when they come to power the next time. “The people of this homeland will not be brought to their knees. They will certainly not go thirsty. The Revolution will not only topple this illegitimate coup regime, it will also cancel all treaties, agreements and contracts the junta and the coup regime will have signed illegally in the name of the Egyptian people,” If they get a chance to power again that is. As you can see from this statements this violent group is directly threatening the agreement and the Dam even when they are not near power.
Most of the leadership of the group is in jail, running away or in hiding so the chance they would come to power is very remote. If there is a one percent chance they might come back to power, the GERD will be completed and fully functional by then.
The current government is slowly coming to the realization that the only way for Egypt is to abandon the old archaic greedy agreements it signed with the British which has absolutely nothing to do with Nile and sign a new 21st century agreements.
We are talking about agreements that would benefit all the Nile basin people.
Egyptian President El-Sisi delivered his speech to Ethiopian parliament