The U.S.mediation can do little to persuade Egypt's various political forces to sit down for dialogue to resolve the country's political crisis, given each side's reluctance to compromise, analysts say.
"The United States couldn't motivate the political forces which rejected any concessions, as the Muslim Brotherhood sees the opposition doesn't represent for all Egyptians, while the opposition accusing the president doesn't respond to its demands," said Mazin Hassan, political professor at Cairo University.
The U.S. mediation would not help much as the two sides refuse to make concession, said Hassan.
Egypt's Ahram online reported Monday that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has, via the U.S. embassy, contacted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, presidential advisor Essam el-Haddad, the deputy of Muslim Brotherhood General Guide, Khairat al-Shater, and three other members of the National Salvation Front: Mohamed El- Baradei, Amr Moussa and Sayyed al-Badawi, urging them to engage in national dialogue.
Kerry stressed that the political stability in Egypt cannot be achieved without consensus over a political map.
It is better for Egypt that "rapprochement among its political players ... happen with internal motivation for the interest of the nation," Hassan said, adding "no sovereign country will accept another country to broker talks between its government and the opposition."