The Egyptian president has ruled out negotiating with the abductors of seven
members of the security forces seized last week in the Sinai Peninsula. In a
statement, Mohammed Mursi said there was no room for dialogue with the
criminals. He was speaking after a video emerged apparently showing the
three police officers and four soldiers pleading for their release.
The kidnappers are said to be demanding the release of political detainees.
President Mursi's statement came after a meeting with senior politicians