Washington: Amid raging popular protests and a deepening political crisis in Egypt, the US has conveyed to Cairo that it needs to "listen to its people" and address their concerns.

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry delivered Washington's viewpoint on the crisis to their respective counterparts in Cairo over phone.

"He (Kerry) conveyed the same message that the (US) President conveyed to his counterpart. It is important to listen to the Egyptian people. We are committed to the democratic process in Egypt and does not support any single party or group," State Department spokesperson, Jen Psaki, said.

"Democracy is about more than just elections. It's also about ensuring the voices of all Egyptians are heard, and he also reiterated what our goal is, which is a peaceful, stable and prosperous Egypt. That's what we're all focused on," she said.

Observing that democracy takes time to flourish, she said, “Morsi, at this point of time, should respect the views of the people.”

(Agencies)

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