Secretary of State John Kerry's Middle East tour turned rocky when he visited Egypt's capital this weekend.
Kerry spent Monday in Saudi Arabia for meetings on the crisis in Syria and Iran's nuclear program. But on Saturday protestors packed the streets of Cairo during his visit to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
Kerry talked about the county's upcoming election, but demonstrators were more interested in Kerry's support for President Mohammed Morsi.
"We are against the visit of John Kerry to Egypt," protestor Nesrine Mahfouz told a television reporter. "We disagree with all what he is coming with. All the solutions - we refuse it entirely, completely because actually, they (America) support Mohammed Morsi (and) he is against democracy."
Kerry refuted that claim at a news conference in Egypt.
"I emphasize again as strongly as I can, we're not here to interfere," he said. "I am here to listen. We're not here to urge anybody to take one particular action or another, though we have a point of view and certainty I will express that. But what we support is democracy and the people and the nation of Egypt."
Kerry also faced controversy in Turkey where he criticized the prime minister's recent comments that Zionism is a crime against humanity.