Egypt Vice President Suleiman Says Mubarak to Step Down

Bloomberg reports Vice President Omar Suleiman says Mubarak to step down from presidency ; will hand over control of the country to the military.

Here is the 30-second statement read on state television by VP Suleiman at 6:02 p.m. local time:

“Citizens, in these difficult circumstances that our country is going through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to relinquish the office of the presidency and has instructed the Supreme Council of the armed forces to take over the affairs of the country.”

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