Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Canada: Obama calls for 'orderly transition' in Egypt

National Post

'Orderly transition' called for in Egypt: Obama

"Obama addressed the Egyptian people directly in his statement.

“The last few days, the passion and the dignity that has been demonstrated by the people of Egypt has been an inspiration to people around the world, including here in the United States,” Obama said.

“To the people of Egypt, particularly the young people of Egypt, I want to be clear — we hear your voices. I have an unyielding belief that you will determine your own destiny and seize the promise of a better future for your children and grandchildren.”

"The U.S. president also appealed for continuing restraint by the Egyptian military, which he praised for allowing the demonstrations to proceed peacefully."

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