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Kerry Says Egypt ‘Restored Democracy’ as Islamists Rally

Secretary of State John Kerry said Egypt’s army was “restoring democracy” after it toppled elected President Mohamed Mursi, then tempered his remarks and signaled a renewed U.S. diplomatic push to end the country’s political standoff.

“The temporary government has a responsibility” to Mursi loyalists to let them “demonstrate in peace,” Kerry said in London yesterday. “At the same time, the demonstrators have a responsibility” to let Egypt establish “a new normal,” he said before a meeting to discuss the crisis with Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the United Arab Emirates foreign minister.