Obama Says Mubarak Didn’t Go Far Enough
President Obama says Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak didn’t go far enough when he refused to step down.
Hours after Mubarak’s refusal to resign provoked rage among protesters in Cairo, Obama said that Egyptians “remain unconvinced that the government is serious about a genuine transition to democracy.”
Obama earlier had watched on television as Mubarak said he would transfer power to Vice President Omar Suleiman. But the Egyptian president did not step down as many protesters had expected.
“The Egyptian government must put forward a credible, concrete and unequivocal path toward genuine democracy, and they have not yet seized that opportunity,” the U.S. president said in a written statement.Click here for reuse options!
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