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Egypt’s ruler vows military will step down

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talks with Egyptian Field Marshal Mohamed… Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is escorted by Egyptian Maj. Gen. Rouini… Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks with Egyptian Field Marshal Mohamed… CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s military ruler vowed on Thursday not to step down until the council of generals he heads has “fulfilled its commitments,” adding that the military does not benefit from prolonging its hold on power. Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi’s comments appeared designed to debunk claims by some politicians that he and the generals of the Supreme council of the Armed Forces had no intention of handing over power to a democratic government as they promised when…