MB: Contact With The US Was Limited To MPs
Dr. Mahmoud Ghazlan, media spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, welcomed the statement by the US government about communicating with the Muslim Brotherhood, stating that it was open to mature, respectful and open dialogue. Ghazlan further clarified the MB response in the following points:
1 – There has been no formal dialogue between the US and the Muslim Brotherhood as a group in the past.
2 – Previous dialogue had only taken place between few officials from the US Embassy and MB parliamentarians, including Dr. Mohamed Saad Katatni, former head of the MB parliamentary bloc, in their capacities as representatives of the Egyptian people not the MB.
3 – MB’s Executive Bureau has always adopted the principle of dialogue with all political forces and trends, and that includes dialogue with the US so long as there is continued and reciprocated respect.
4 – The Muslim Brotherhood hopes that the US has reviewed its previous policy and has decided to promote the rights of people and end its support of corrupt authoritarian regimes.