Morsy expresses sorrow for the 'lost lives and bloodshed' in unrest
Egyptian president Mohammed Morsy addresses the nation via television on Thursday, December 6.
December 6th, 2012
03:20 PM ET

Morsy expresses sorrow for the 'lost lives and bloodshed' in unrest

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy expressed sorrow for the "lost lives and bloodshed" in recent political unrest in a speech Thursday night and said "the only way is dialogue to reach a consensus to secure the interests of this country."

His speech comes a day after violent protests outside his presidential palace that left six people dead and at least 672 wounded.

What's driving Egypt's unrest?

Addressing "those who oppose me" and his supporters, Morsy condemned violent protests, saying those guilty "will not escape punishment."

Read more for the latest information on the developing story out of Egypt.

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  1. jim

    This guy reminds me of obama; it's all about "me" and what "I" want. Screw the citizenry!

    December 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Steve- Texas

      Jim, You really need to stop drinking the koolaid... you are flat out crazy.

      December 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • BobG

      Jim may've overstated matters but Steve, you understate them. Both of you dink the koolaid, just difference flavors.

      December 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. alligator face

    LOL.....he denounces the violence when he is the very cause of the violence.....what a clown.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Tony Marko

    Are these new democratically elected leaders ever going to follow democracy?

    December 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nesa

      fascists in Congress, Senate, and White House are no better....

      December 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BobG

    People who've never lived democracy fail to understand democracy. It's like the difference between simply reading about what an orange tastes like and actually eating an orange. Same with Afganistan and Iraq. A lesson I hope we learn.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • KEVIN21261

      bob, very well put

      December 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • D_Coder

      Morsi *lived* in the US for several years. I suspect he is really trying to protect a path to democracy... and badly misjudged the way. Politicians can screw up, you know.

      December 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      You are right on...Sometimes it's hard to convince 49.9% of the people they are wrong...and the 50.1% can't agree on anything either. Democracy is an evolutionary process and certainly not a universal solution to what ails the middle east!

      December 6, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. abmri60

    Expresses sorrow is all he can say ?
    Seems as if he doesn't care about people dying.
    Another genocide dictator in the making ?

    December 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Robert

    Isn't the very violence he is complaining about what got him into the position of power that he now holds? Guess violence was ok when it was for him.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Seamusgirl

    Well, it didnt take long for Quadaffi to reincarnate

    December 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Did Barack Obama write that speech for Morsy.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • rosie

      Oh haha you are so not funny.

      December 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Smell check isn't a compound word, rather it's two words.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. the prophet

    People of Egypt there are no more farrows to rule you future, burn it downs

    December 6, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. the prophet

    Egyptians the spirits have returned

    December 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. the prophet

    People of Egypt you don't need another tyrant and dictator creed by the CIA

    December 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Rascal Rabble

    toooooooooooolaaaaaate...pack your bags mr without mercy...morsey...and leave!

    December 6, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Hide Behindp

    For a people who talk democracy up so high you would think they live in one today. The US Democracy is now decaying into a military police state. Combine that with an economy that is a complete and utter failure with some 70 millions of people no further ahead and in most cases falling back to 1940s economic streights. THE middle class now means an inciome of 250 k and those already in that bracket are failing and falling like dominoes. Big D or little d make no difference the whole american experience in self rule failed years ago.
    As warned long ago by history it is mans inability to control himself that ends up with others controlling him.
    American bs of democracy by those within its borders is killing millions of people. All. Done by people they have no voice nor anychoice of but following along like marionettes on parade.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. the prophet

    People of Egypt should burn down everything, Morsy decree is evil and he is a tyrant, he is possessed and corrupted by Americanisms

    December 7, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • rosie

      Ummm, he is a Muslim supported by the Muslim Brotherhood. Kind of opposite of Americanism.

      December 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
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