|Published:||Feb 07, 2011 2:37 AM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 06, 2011 11:37 PM EST|
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Egypt isn't going back to being the country it was and he's playing down prospects that the Muslim Brotherhood will take a major role in a new government.
Obama said in an interview broadcast on Fox television before the Super Bowl that the Muslim Brotherhood is one faction in Egypt, but it doesn't have majority support. The president said it's important "not to say that our only two options are the Muslim Brotherhood, or to suppress the Egyptian people.
Pro-democracy protests have rocked the Arab country the last two weeks.
Obama said he has confidence that a representative government the U.S. could work with would emerge "if Egypt moves in an orderly transition process."
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