Fri February 4, 2011
Anti-Government Protests Roil Egypt

Understanding The U.S. Position On Egypt

For several days now, the United States has been publicly calling for Egypt to hold free and fair elections — the "sooner the better" is the official line. In private, the U.S. reportedly has been talking with Egyptian officials about a plan for Mubarak to leave office immediately and hand over power to his newly named vice president, Omar Suleiman. President Obama talked with reporters Friday about Egypt. For more on the U.S. position, host Robert Siegel speaks to U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley.

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