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Transcript: Obama Remarks on Egypt – “Transition … it must begin now” – February 1, 2011

(Source: White House Press Office)

6:44 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  Good evening, everybody.  Over the past few days, the American people have watched the situation unfolding in Egypt.  We’ve seen enormous demonstrations by the Egyptian people.  We’ve borne witness to the beginning of a new chapter in the history of a great country, and a long-time partner of the United States.

And my administration has been in close contact with our Egyptian counterparts and a broad range of the Egyptian people, as well as others across the region and across the globe.  And throughout this period, we’ve stood for a set of core principles.

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