Hague: Implications of Mubarak's speech are unclear

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 11, 2011 02:14

LONDON — British Foreign Minister William Hague on Thursday said the consequences of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak's address remain unclear and Hague has repeated Britain's call for a quick transition to a more representative government.

In a brief statement the foreign minister said it was not immediately clear what powers Mubarak had chosen to hand over in his speech.

But Hague said that even as Britain studies the speech it will continue to push for "an urgent but orderly transition to a more broadly based government in Egypt."

Hague again urged Egyptian authorities to protect peaceful protest.

The UK has called on Egyptian authorities to explain what happened a British national, Hisham Morsi, last seen being arrested in Cairo last month.


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