Sources: Obama envoy urged Mubarak to drop re-election plans
February 1st, 2011
02:46 PM ET
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Sources: Obama envoy urged Mubarak to drop re-election plans

Washington (CNN) - A U.S. envoy sent by President Barack Obama urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to announce he won't run for re-election later this year, sources told CNN on Tuesday.

The move signaled a major shift in U.S. foreign policy regarding Egypt, the main Arab ally of the United States and a vital partner in the Middle East peace process because of its 1978 treaty with Israel.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Republicans = Fascists

    Mr. Mubarak needs to state that to the Egyptian people. I think he doesn't get the point 100% yet however. They want you gone now!

    February 1, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. vic nashville tn

    So far in right direction

    February 1, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  3. Mohammed Shuki

    Hosni Mubarak need to step down, just leave the country so people on the street can exercise their democracy and freedom.

    February 1, 2011 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  4. Liberal Idiots

    Who's the new recipient of the $1.3 Billion we give Egypt? Terrorists?

    February 1, 2011 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Smart move, President Obama.

    February 1, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. Dave

    Great, but can you just go ahead and leave now? Thanks

    February 1, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  7. yaho

    Good job Obama you gave the right advice to Mubarak........now let's see what your haters have in store for yu Mr Obama for your advice to EGYPTIAN president....

    February 1, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |