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A supporter of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi arranges Egyptian flags for sale, at Nasr city, in Cairo on Monday. A senior U.S. diplomat has held talks with Egypt’s interim president and prime minister-designate in the highest level visit by an American official since the Egyptian military ousted the country’s first democratically elected leader. The Arabic on the placard reads, “no alternative to legitimacy.”

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American diplomat: US not backing a side in Egypt

The most senior U.S. official to visit Egypt since its elected president was ousted said Monday that Washington is committed to helping the Arab country succeed in its “second chance” at democracy, adding this can only happen with the participation of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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