US Secretary of State John Kerry is making a statement in Washington, calling the situation in Egypt "deplorable" and appealing for calm. "The United States strongly condemns today's bloodshed and violence across Egypt," he said.
"Violence is simply not a solution in Egypt or anywhere else," Mr Kerry said. "Continued political polarisation will only further tear the Egyptian economy apart." Mr Kerry said the US supported the people of Egypt and said the interim government and military needed to offer inclusive steps forward."
He called on all parties to avoid violence in Egypt, saying: "There can only be political solution by bringing people together." Mr Kerry added he believed an inclusive way forward was still possible, but that Wednesday's events had greatly complicated the situation.
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