Morsi: New Power is ‘Temporary'

As protestors stormed a Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, killing a teenage boy, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi addressed the Thursday decree which has inflamed the nation. “The presidency reiterates the temporary nature of those measures, which are not intended to concentrate power, but to avoid ... attempts to undermine democratically elected bodies and preserve the impartiality of the judiciary,” a statement issued by his office says. Morsi will meet senior judges on Monday, the first step in his commitment to engage “all political forces” in order to reach common ground on the constitution.