Washington: Secretary of State John Kerry has rejected the claims in certain section of media that the US supports Muslim Brotherhood, saying that Washington is deeply troubled by the violence across Egypt and it remains committed to democratic process in the most populous Arab country.

"We firmly reject the unfounded and false claims by some in Egypt that the United States supports the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood or any specific Egyptian political party or movement. The United States has always been and remains committed to the democratic process, not to any party or personality," he said.

"The United States is deeply troubled by the violence across Egypt. We strongly condemn any and all incitement to violence or attempts to divide and provoke, rather than unite, all Egyptians. The United States strongly condemns the violence by all parties and urges calm," Kerry said.

"We want Egyptians to make their democracy work for the good of all Egyptians. At this sensitive moment, we call on all Egyptian leaders to condemn the use of force and prevent further violence among their supporters and we urge all those demonstrating to do so peacefully," he said.

Over the days since the unrest in Egypt intensified, Kerry has been in constant contact with the national security team, regional partners, and his counterparts. Besides being in hourly touch with the US Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, in the last two days he has also spoken with the new interim Prime Minister, Mohamed ElBaradei, Foreign Ministers of Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.


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