Obama: 'World is watching' Egypt

Obama: 'World is watching' Egypt
Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:17pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is renewing his demand
for a political transition to begin in Egypt now.

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

Obama addressed the crisis Friday in a joint press conference
with the prime minister of Canada.

In his opening remarks he said nothing about America's reported involvement in finding a way to
get President Hosni Mubarak to relinquish power immediately and
hand it over 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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