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White House reportedly plans Mubarak's exit

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White House reportedly plans Mubarak's exit


The United States wants President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately and hand over power to a transitional government, according to a report published in the New York Times on Friday.

Talks are said to have been held between White House officials and Arab diplomats on the plan, with the aim of securing the support of the Egyptian military.

The New York Times quoted Obama administration officials as saying Vice President Omar Suleiman would take over on an interim basis and begin the process of making constitutional reforms. The paper did not say if Suleiman or the Egyptian military would support the idea.

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