Washington: Expressing concern over the political upheaval in Egypt that saw ouster of Mohammed Morsi, US President Barack Obama has asked the Egyptian military to hand over powers to a democratically elected government as soon as possible through an inclusive and transparent process.

Egypt army ousts Morsi, pledges new elections

"We are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsi and suspend the Egyptian constitution," Obama said.

Egypt's powerful military on Wednesday ousted country's first democratically elected President Morsi and suspended the Islamist-backed constitution. The army also unveiled a roadmap to meet people's aspirations after the 48-hour army deadline for Morsi expired.

"Since the current unrest in Egypt began, we have called on all parties to work together to address the legitimate grievances of the Egyptian people, in accordance with the democratic process," he said.

(Agencies)

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