Egypt's junta said again on Thursday that it would hand power to civilians by July, a day after deadly clashes that it was accused of provoking.
Major General Mohammed al-Assar said it would end its rule on June 30.
"We don't desire power. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces is not a substitute for legitimacy in Egypt," he claimed.
But the generals also warned that they would kill protesters who approached the Defence Ministry.
At least 11 people were killed in clashes on Wednesday when supporters of the military attacked a sit-down protest outside the ministry that called for an end to the junta's rule.
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