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Key Egyptian opposition leader criticizes Morsi, says offered nothing new on nation's crisis

A prominent opposition leader has criticized Egypt's president for not offering a detailed road map for national reconciliation, saying his offer for a dialogue was a repeat of earlier proposals that never panned out.

In a statement issued Thursday, former foreign minister Amr Moussa also criticized President Mohammed Morsi for not offering a "clear" economic recovery plan and blaming the nation's woes on street protests and strikes.

Morsi, an Islamist, delivered a televised address to the nation late Wednesday ahead of opposition plans for massive street rallies on June 30 to remove him from office. He told opponents to use elections not protests to try to change the government and counseled the military, which has warned of intervention if violence breaks out, should focus on defending the nation.