Mubarak: ‘If I Resign Today There Will Be Chaos’
ABC’s Christiane Amanpour scored a major interview on Thursday, as she talked to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
I’ve just left the presidential palace in Cairo where I met for about 30 minutes with President Hosni Mubarak.
He told me that he is troubled by the violence we have seen in Tahrir Square over the last few days but that his government is not responsible for it. Instead, he blamed the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned political party here in Egypt.
He said he’s fed up with being president and would like to leave office now, but cannot, he says, for fear that the country would sink into chaos.
I asked President Mubarak about the violence that his supporters launched against the anti-government protestors in Liberation Square.
He told me, “I was very unhappy about yesterday. I do not want to see Egyptians fighting each other.”
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