Egypt

US and EU Call for End of Egypt's 'Dangerous Stalemate'

Political crisis continues

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The US and the European Union have called on all sides in Egypt's political crisis to end "a dangerous stalemate" after the interim government said foreign mediation had failed.

In a joint statement, they said the Egyptian government bore a special responsibility to begin this process.

The army-backed government says it will break up sit-ins in Cairo being held by supporters of ousted President Morsi.

Scores have died in unrest since Mohammed Morsi was ousted on 3 July.