January 31, 2011 / 11:09 AM / 9 years ago

Egypt Brotherhood says seeking group for talks with army

CAIRO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is seeking to form a broad political committee with Mohamed ElBaradei to talk to the army, a senior member of the opposition group said on Monday.

Ali ElBaradei, brother of the former head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog who has been campaigning for change in Egypt, said his brother had not yet been approached.

“We are in the course of discussing forming a broad negotiation committee for political issues with Dr. ElBaradei that reflects the will of the people and that would negotiate with the army,” Essam el-Erian told Reuters

“The Brotherhood does not take decisions on its own without national forces,” he said, adding it would also seek to contact other political elements, without elaborating.

Ali ElBaradei said: “There have been no such discussions over such a committee. ElBaradei hasn’t been approached by anyone.” (reporting by Marwa Awad)

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