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President Obama said his piece and condemns Violence in Egypt

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama and members of his administration “strongly condemn the outrageous and deplorable violence that’s taken place on the streets of Cairo.” Gibbs, who will soon be leaving his press secretary post, also said the meaningful transition of power in Egypt must “include opposition voices,” and that the people need to see some sort of change. And President Obama encouraged the Egyptian government to begin a peaceful transition. “An orderly transition must be meaningful, must be peaceful, and must begin now,” said Obama, who also acknowledged that it is not the role of other countries to determine Egypt’s leaders.


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