Egypt’s new military rulers say the government cabinet will stay until a new one has been formed, and that international treaties will be respected. Many protestors have stayed in Tahrir Square, some fearing that even though Mubarak has gone, their demands might not be met by the interim regime.
Speaking on state television a military spokesman said “the current government undertakes to manage affairs until a new ruling executive is formed”.
He also said that the “Arab Republic of Egypt is committed to all regional obligations and treaties”.
The statement is being interpreted as not just a re-assurance to Egyptians, but also to Israel and the United States who are worried about the effect the events are having on stability in the region.