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ElBaradei: Envoy's Mubarak comments caused 'confusion,' 'disappointment'

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Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei said Sunday that statements from President Obama's special envoy to Egypt caused "a lot of confusion" among Egyptians.

Frank Wisner, a former ambassador to Egypt deployed there this past week to apparently urge President Hosni Mubarak to hand over the reins, said Saturday that the transition "is an ideal moment for him to show the way forward."

"We need to get a national consensus around the pre-conditions for the next step forward. The president must stay in office to steer those changes," he said.

The statements caused outcry from Egyptians on Twitter and blogs, and Agence France-Presse reported that a member of the U.S. delegation said Wisner was speaking as a private citizen and not on behalf of the U.S. government.

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