Egyptian Leader Says Brotherhood Won't Exist if He's Elected

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
People walk past a poster of presidential candidate and former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at one of his campaign headquarters in central Cairo April 16, 2014. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Former Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday that the Muslim Brotherhood - the group he removed from power last year - will not exist if he is elected president.

The comments in an interview with two Egyptian television stations were the clearest indication yet there was no prospect for political reconciliation with the Islamist group that propelled Mohamed Mursi to the presidency in 2012.