Arab League Secretary-General To Resign

February 12, 2011 9:50 PM Saed Bannoura Arab World, Miscellaneous, News Report 0
12 Feb
9:50 PM

A few hours after the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, resigned from his post after nearly three weeks of massive protests against his regime, Arab League Secretary-General, Amro Mousa, stated that he will resign from his post in a few weeks.In an interview with the official Egyptian TV, Mousa, born in 1936, said that he will resign from his post, but did not indicate any plans for future posts or whether he will just retire.

In a previous interview with CNN, Mousa said that he is ready to assume any post he is asked to fill, adding that his ideas represent most of the Egyptian people.

Mousa described the revolution that led to ousting the regime of Mubarak as a ā€œwhite revolutionā€, and welcomed the decision of Mubarak to step down.

Mousa became the Secretary-General of the Arab League ten years ago, and also served as Egyptā€™s Foreign Minister.

After the Egyptian revolution took off, officials at the United Nations started discussing Mousa as the ā€œbest alternativeā€ to Mubarak.

Although the White House made no comment on the possibility that Mousa might run for president, John Bolton, former US Ambassador to the UN said that Mousa is a better alternative than the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mohammad ElBaradei.

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