The World Welcomes A Post-Mubarak Egypt
SCOTT SIMON, host:
Back to our main story, the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Leaders around the world are offering words of support to the Egyptian people and a sense of the challenges ahead.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said: Egypt now has a really precious moment of opportunity to have a government that can bring the country together.
Iran's Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi was quoted on state television as saying, "I congratulate the great Egyptian nation for this victory and we share their happiness. We hope that the civil movement in Egypt can complete its victory through resistance, and by a strong will that it can successfully reach all its demands."
Senior Israeli officials, speaking of Mubarak's resignation, said: It's too early to foresee how it will affect things. We hope that the change to democracy in Egypt will happen without violence and that the peace accord will remain.
Finally, this from the foreign minister of Bahrain, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa: Egypt takes the Arab world into a new era. Let's make it a better one.
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