Egypt's army has not set time for statements: Facebook page

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Posted: Jul 03, 2013 9:01 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's army said it had set no times for issuing statements or speeches on Wednesday as a deadline loomed that would trigger a military takeover backed by protesters.

Army sources had previously said the army would issue a statement after the deadline expires at about 5 p.m. (11:00 a.m. EDT).

The military had on Monday given politicians 48 hours to agree a resolution of the political standoff, saying that if they failed to do so, it would impose its own road map.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh and Ali Abdelaty, Writing by Yasmine Saleh; Editing by Mark Heinrich)