Sign in to NFL Now to watch the best of the NFL, personalized for you

Islam in Egypt Breaking News: Egypt: US Official Visits Senior Islamist in Jail

Wochit 1:05 mins

Egyptian government officials say U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns visited a Muslim Brotherhood leader in jail. The Deputy chief of the Brotherhood is awaiting trial on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters. More than a month after the military overthrew Mohammed Morsi, tens of thousands of the Islamist leader's supporters remain camped out in two main Cairo crossroads demanding his reinstatement. Egypt's highest security body warned that the clock is ticking for a peaceful end to the sit-ins, suggesting that authorities will break up the vigils unless mediation efforts produce results soon. Egypt's Interior Ministry warned supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday for a second time to abandon their protest camps as a senior U.S. diplomat met with officials on both sides of the country's political divide.

View Comments (4)