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Morsi Says He Will Respect Egyptian Court Ruling

A picture of Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi on a vehicle in Tahrir Square, Cairo, July 10, 2012.
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi says he will respect a court ruling overturning his decision to recall parliament.

In a statement Wednesday, the president says he will seek dialogue with political forces and judicial authorities in an effort to ease tensions over the dispute.

Last week, Morsi ordered a recall of the Islamist-led parliament, which the nation's military leaders dissolved last month after the Supreme Constitutional Court found fault with the process by which lawmakers were elected.

The lower house of parliament reconvened briefly Tuesday in defiance of orders by the country's military and Supreme Court.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.