US calls for Morsi's release

The US State Department has called on Egypt to release the deposed president Mohamed Morsi from detention.

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Kerry: 'It is important to listen to the Egyptian people'

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Egypt's foreign minister that it is "important to listen to the Egyptian people", the State Department has said.

US Secretary of State John Kerry. Credit: Olivier Douliery/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

A State Department spokesperson said the US is "committed" to allowing the democratic process to take place in Egypt and denied reports that the US has been calling for early elections in the country, saying the reports are "inaccurate".

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