Barack Obama said Thursday it was "absolutely clear" that history was being made in Egypt and pledged support for a democratic transition in the country, dpa reported.
"We are following today's events in Egypt very closely and we'll have more to say as this plays out," Obama said. "But what is absolutely clear is we are witnessing history unfold."
Obama did not comment on widespread reports that Egyptian President
Hosny Mubarak will resign Thursday night, instead praising young Egyptians and all segments of the society for the "extraordinary" movement to change the country.
"We want those young people, and we want all Egyptians, to know America will continue to do everything we can to support an orderly and genuine transition to democracy in Egypt," Obama said.
Obama was delivering a speech on an unrelated issue at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, but opened with brief remarks on the rapid developments in Egypt.