CAIRO, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's main opposition bloc, the National Salvation Front (NSF), announced Monday its refusal to President Mohamed Morsi's call for dialogue.
"We refuse the president's call for dialogue as it ignored the front's main demands that were announced before," said the NSF at a press conference.
"We don't refuse the dialogue with the presidency in general, but we refuse the dialogues that won't benefit the Egyptian people, " said leading NSF member Hamdeen Sabahy.
Sabahy stressed that Morsi should announce his respect for the Egyptians' demonstrations and announce his political responsibility for the blood that was shed during his rule.
"The prosecutor-general should be sacked and a national salvation government should be formed," Sabahy said, adding that forming a legal committee to amend the constitution was a must.
Sabahy criticized the president's decision to impose a curfew on the Canal riot-stricken governorates of Port Said, Suez and Ismailia, noting the decision meant "isolating them from the whole country."
Meanwhile, NSF leader Mohamed ElBaradei said the curfew was considered a security solution, while the ongoing crisis in Egypt requires a political one.
On Sunday, Morsi issued a statement inviting 11 parties and some independent figures for dialogue on Monday, including al- Dostour Party headed by Elbaradei, the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, al-Wafd Party, Strong Egypt Party and others.
Morsi also decided Sunday to impose a 30-day curfew and a state of emergency on Port Said, Suez and Ismailia, after bloody clashes between anti-government protesters and security men in the three governorates killed dozens and injured hundreds over the past few days.
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