07/03/2013 01:37 pm ET Updated Sep 02, 2013

Egypt Crisis: U.S. Says 'Very Concerned' About Unrest


WASHINGTON, July 3 (Reuters) - The United States is 'very concerned' about the situation in Egypt, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday of the sweeping protests surrounding a stand-off between Egypt's armed forces and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

The situation in Egypt remains fluid, and the United States cannot confirm whether a military coup is underway, department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters.

"We do ... remain very concerned about what we're seeing on the ground," Psaki said at a State Department briefing. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; editing by Jackie Frank)