CAIRO — A Muslim Brotherhood leader said there can be no stability and security in Egypt under Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, who announced Wednesday he was quitting the army to run for the presidency.

“There can be no stability or security under the shadow of Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in the presidency,” Ibrahim Munir, a member of the Brotherhood’s political bureau, told AFP in phone interview from London.

The Brotherhood of deposed president Mohammed Morsi, toppled by Sissi in July, has pressed ahead with waning but often deadly protests demanding the Islamist’s reinstatement.