Morsi still president but situation fluid, US says

The US says that the situation in Egypt is fluid and cannot confirm if there is currently a military coup in process.

A “peaceful political resolution is the best option for Egypt,” US State Department representative Jen Psaki says in press conference, adding that all sides must take steps for dialogue and that President Morsi “must be more responsive” to the concerns of the Egyptian people.

Psaki says that the US has taken pains not to choose sides in the Egyptian crisis, but in reply to a question acknowledges that currently,  the US still considers Morsi the democratically elected president of Egypt.

A separate, unconfirmed report indicates that the US embassy in Cairo, one of America’s largest and most fortified, has been closed for the time being, and is likely to remain so until the unrest is resolved.

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