"The continuation of the struggle for power between different political forces may lead to the collapse of the state as such," — said the general. According to him, army units have already been deployed at vital installations of the country in order to prevent their capture or injury. In particular, the military took their guard key facilities Suez Canal — the most important companies in Egypt.
Earlier, the army declared its complete neutrality and non-interference in the political conflict, so a strong statement of general widely seen as a warning not unlimited patience of the armed forces.
Statements al-Sisi were made against the background of deep political crisis, pulling in Egypt for a week. The opposition accuses President Mohammed Mursi and his colleagues on the motion of the "Muslim Brotherhood" in usurping power. Those, in turn, accused opponents of contempt for the will of the people who voted for the candidates of "Muslim Brotherhood" in the presidential and parliamentary elections. In major cities continue mass meetings, where participants are demanding the resignation of the president.
In the eastern provinces, adjacent to the Suez Canal, are gaining popularity of the idea of separation from the rest of Egypt. Curfew imposed Mursi in Port Said, Suez and Ismailia, is not respected. Soldiers and officers directed there to disperse the demonstrators, but instead began to fraternize with protesters.