Report: Egypt's ruling army rejects PM resignation

September 10, 2011 15:25

CAIRO - Egypt's ruling military council rejected an offer to resign by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf on Saturday after violent clashes around the Israeli embassy in Cairo, the Arabic television channel Al Arabiya reported.

One news website earlier in the day had suggested he might offer his resignation over the violence that led to the Israeli ambassador flying out of Cairo to Israel.

The news channel cited its reporter. Officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

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