U.S. officials are traveling to Honduras this week to press the two sides of its political crisis to resume stalled talks.
U.S. State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tom Shannon will lead a delegation to urge the country's interim President Robert Micheletti and ousted President Manuel Zelaya to find a solution.
Negotiations stalled recently after the delegations failed to agree on who should decide whether Zelaya can return to his post. The ousted leader has been at the Brazilian embassy since secretly re-entering Honduras in late September.
On Saturday, Secretary of States Hillary Rodham Clinton called both leaders.
Kelly also expressed U.S. condolences to Micheletti for suspected slaying of his nephew.