US renews plea for peaceful Egypt protests
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States (US) on Friday renewed its plea to Egyptian protestors not to incite violence on the streets of Cairo, as it closely monitored renewed clashes in Egypt.
Washington was "troubled by the reports... of small clashes in Cairo," deputy State Department spokesman Marie Harf told reporters.
"We condemn all acts of violence as well as incitement of violence. We've also said the Egyptian government has a responsibility to protect all Egyptians and create an atmosphere that supports a process of political transition that is peaceful, inclusive and has maximum participation."
An Egyptian medical official told Agence France-Presse that four people were killed in Cairo and 40 injured in Friday's clashes between Islamist supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi and security forces.