State Department: U.S. ‘very concerned’ about unrest in Egypt

By Reuters
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 13:49 EDT
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is ‘very concerned’ about the situation in Egypt, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday of the sweeping protests surrounding a stand-off between Egypt’s armed forces and Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

The situation in Egypt remains fluid, and the United States cannot confirm whether a military coup is underway, department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters.

“We do … remain very concerned about what we’re seeing on the ground,” Psaki said at a State Department briefing.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; editing by Jackie Frank)

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