U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Saturday urged all parties in Egypt to work together toward a responsive government to steer the country out of the current impasse ensuing from the military's ouster of the first elected president. "The only solution to the current impasse is for all parties to work together peacefully to address the many legitimate concerns and needs of the people and to ensure Egypt has a government that is responsive to the aspirations of the millions of Egyptians who have taken to the streets to demand a better future," the top American envoy said in a statement. "The United States is deeply troubled by the violence across Egypt," he added. "We strongly condemn any and all incitement to violence or attempts to divide and provoke, rather than unite, all Egyptians." At least 35 people have been killed in violence sweeping Egypt in reaction to Mohamed Morsi's removal from power on Wednesday by the military on the grounds that he had failed to cope
with the demonstrations by his opponents and supporters that had roiled the country for days. The head of the Supreme Constitutional Court has been put in charge of the country for a transitional period till fresh presidential and parliamentary elections are called. Like what U.S. President Barack Obama did earlier Saturday, Kerry also rejected what he called "the unfounded and false claims by some in Egypt" that the United States supports the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, to which Morsi belongs, or any other specific political party in the Arab nation.