Egypt's interim vice president Mohamed ElBaradei, pictured on June 27, 2013
Egypt's vice president Mohamed ElBaradei, seen here in June 27, 2013, has announced his resignation in a letter to the interim president that was seen by AFP. © - AFP/File
Egypt's interim vice president Mohamed ElBaradei, pictured on June 27, 2013
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Last updated: August 15, 2013

Egyptian vice president, Nobel laureate ElBaradei announces resignation

Egyptian vice president, Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei, announced his resignation in a letter to the interim president on Wednesday seen by AFP.

The resignation comes after scores were killed in a crackdown by security forces on loyalists of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

"It has become too difficult to continue bearing responsibility for decisions I do not agree with and whose consequences I fear," ElBaradei said.

He said his conscience was troubled over the loss of life "particularly as I believe it could have been avoided".

"Unfortunately those who gain from what happened today are those who call for violence and terror, the extremist groups," he said.

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