State TV: Mubarak to address nation Thursday night

Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak
Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak

CAIRO (AP) - State TV says President Hosni Mubarak will speak to the nation Thursday night from his palace in Cairo.

The announcement comes after Egypt's military proclaimed on national television that it stepped in to "safeguard the country" and assured protesters that Mubarak will meet their demands.

In Washington, the CIA chief said there was a "strong likelihood" Mubarak will step down Thursday.

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