Cairo, Feb 4(ANI): The Muslim Brotherhood, the largest opposition group in Egypt, has issued a statement asking President Hosni Mubarak to step aside and pave way for a transitional government.
"We demand that this regime is overthrown, and we demand the formation of a national unity government for all the factions," the New York Times quoted the statement, as saying.
The Brotherhood, founded in Egypt in 1928, is the oldest and largest Islamist movement in the world, with affiliates in most Muslim countries and adherents in Europe and the US.
Earlier, the Obama administration had spoken cautiously about the future role of the Brotherhood, which has long been banned by Mubarak's government.
When asked about the Muslim Brotherhood, the White House spokesman Robert Gibbs had said that the US would work with any group that showed "adherence to the law, adherence to non-violence, and a willingness to be part of a democratic process, but not use that democratic process to simply instill yourself into power."
Some experts on the Brotherhood say that the group has met the requirements of non-violence and participation in elections in Egypt for decades. (ANI)