WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Saturday called for
restraint in Egypt and renewed his support for universal rights and
concrete steps that lead to political reform.
Obama met with
national security advisers for an hour Saturday afternoon to review the
fast changing developments in Egypt. The White House offered no reaction
from the president to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's decision to
name a long-time confidant as vice president.
Participants in the
meeting with the president included Vice President Joe Biden, national
security adviser Tom Donilon, chief of staff William Daley, press
secretary Robert Gibbs and senior adviser David Plouffe.
meeting came after a broader session in the morning that included US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and CIA director Leon Panetta.