Obama prays that 'violence will end' in turbulent Egypt

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 3, 2011 17:39

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama said Thursday he is praying that the "violence will end" in turbulent Egypt.

Appearing at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Obama said that the United States is "mindful of the violence" that has erupted there in the last 48 hours.

He said he hopes the aspirations of the Egyptian people can be realized. Obama also said he is wishing that "a better day will dawn over Egypt and through the world."

The US administration has been calling repeatedly in recent days for embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to accept the clamor for change in the country he has ruled for 30 years and to start a transition toward a more democratic system. Obama has urged restraint on all sides amid an escalation in violence in Cairo.


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