Egypt: US escalates pressure on Mubarak regime

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February 9, 2011
Al Jazeera [Qatar]    
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"The embattled government of Egypt had not met even a minimum threshold of reforms demanded by the people of the country, the White House said on Wednesday, warning that massive protests will likely continue until real reforms are instituted. In a sharp escalation of rhetoric with one of its most important allies in the Middle East, Robert Gibbs, president Barack Obama's spokesman, suggested that some Egyptian leaders thought they could wait out the protesters by offering up some concessions and assuming 'life will return to normal.' ... Gibbs suggested that Mubarak's administration appeared out of touch in the face of swelling pro-democracy protests demanding genuine reforms." (02/10/11)

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