February 1st, 2011
07:26 PM ET

Obama says Egypt's transition 'must begin now'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama made comments in the Cross Hall of the White House on Tuesday evening where he said that the orderly transition should be "meaningful, must be peaceful and it must begin now." Obama also earlier had a 30-minute phone conversation with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, according to a White House spokesman.

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Topics: Egypt • President Obama • The News

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