A prominent Muslim opposition group in Egypt dismissed President Obama's planned speech in Egypt as a play to support Israel.

"The U.S. administration is trying to use each of these countries individually to serve the American agenda and American interests, in addition to securing, promoting, protecting and guaranteeing the superiority of the Zionist entity [Israel]," Muslim Brotherhood deputy leader Mohamed Habib told Reuters.

The Muslim Brotherhood is a Sunni group based throughout the Middle East seeking to institute Islamic governments. Particularly prominent in Egypt, its members have often been targeted by members of the ruling government.

President Obama had committed to making a speech in a major Islamic city as part of his presidential campaign.