Morsy's opponents argued the army needed to step in to protect Egypt's nascent democracy from a leader who was amassing power for himself. The new government urged the global community to listen to its side Sunday, accusing international media of being sympathetic to Morsy and the Muslim Brotherhood.
In a statement also released Sunday, the interim government said it would set up a National Council for Human Rights and document "all the events that took place during the crisis." But it also said it would set up a National Committee for Media and questioned whether the Qatar-based satellite network Al Jazeera was operating legally inside Egypt.
And members of the Foreign Ministry showed journalists a video-and-photo montage Sunday of recent carnage, blaming "terrorists" for the chaos. Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy acknowledged the country is in a state of uncertainty. He said the interim government is "trying to identify the political identity so we can move forward."
"We are still open to any ideas or suggestions" from the global community, Fahmy told reporters Sunday. But in the end, "the decision is Egyptian."
Fahmy also said he greatly appreciated the foreign aid that Egypt gets. The United States, for example, gives Egypt more than $1 billion a year.
"We are very thankful for the aid. But it should not be targeted," Fahmy said. "The threat of stopping aid in this period is not acceptable."
But the Obama administration is facing new calls from U.S. lawmakers to cut off that aid in the wake of last week's violence. U.S. law bars support of a government that has taken power by extraconstitutional means, but the administration has said it won't make a formal determination as to whether Morsy's ouster was a coup.
Sen. Jack Reed, a leading Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the the clampdown is "completely unconscionable." And Sen. John McCain, the committee's ranking Republican, said continued American assistance will add fuel to anti-American sentiments in the region.
"With Apache helicopters flying overhead, nothing is more symbolic of the United States of America siding with the generals," McCain told CNN's "State of the Union."
Other allies in the region have stepped up to support the current government. Saudi Arabia has pledged $5 billion in grants and loans, while the United Arab Emirates has said it would give $1 billion to Egypt and lend it an additional $2 billion as an interest-free central bank deposit.
ElBaradei takes off
Amid the turmoil, Cairo's stock market plunged nearly 4% on Sunday. And Mohamed ElBaradei, who stepped down last week as interim vice president, boarded a flight to Austria, after the interim president accepted his resignation, EGYNews service reported.
The former International Atomic Energy Agency chief was one of Morsy's biggest critics. But ElBaradei said in his resignation Wednesday that he didn't agree with decisions carried out by the ruling government and "cannot be responsible for a single (drop of) blood."
Meanwhile, the turmoil in Egypt continues to cause ripples overseas. Members of the European Union announced Sunday that the body will "urgently review in the coming days its relations with Egypt and adopt measures" aimed at ending violence, resuming political dialogue and returning to a democratic process.