US condemns Brotherhood incitement: calls for Egyptian army restraint
Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi wave their national flag as they attend a rally in support of the former Islamist leader outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque (AFP)
The United States on Monday condemned the “explicit” calls to violence by the Muslim Brotherhood and asked the military to exercise 'maximum restraint.'
The U.S. call came following a bloody carnage in which more than 50 people were killed outside the Egyptian
White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday that the United States remains concerned about the increasing violence and political polarization in Egypt, and has called on the transitional authority to avoid reprisals, arrests and restrictions on the media.
When asked how long it would take to determine whether Egypt's military had carried out a coup by forcing Mohammad Morsi from power, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the administration was wary of moving “unnecessarily quickly,” according to Reuters.
He said it is not in best interest of the United States to immediately change its aid program to Egypt.