Obama: 'World is watching' in Egypt

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 4, 2011 22:49

 
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WASHINGTON — US  President Barack Obama on Friday repeated his demand for a political transition to begin in Egypt now.

The president cautioned that "the entire world is watching" and said the issues at stake in Egypt would not be resolved through violence. He condemned attacks on journalists and human rights activists, without blaming the government for them.

Obama addressed the crisis in a joint news conference with the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In his opening remarks he said nothing about America's reported involvement in finding a way to get President Hosni Mubarak out of power immediately and handing over power to a military-backed transitional government. He spoke on the 11th day of protests in Egypt aimed at ending Mubarak's 30-year authoritarian regime.

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