"The president repeats his wish that a concrete transition process begin without delay," a statement from Sarkozy's office said, according to the Associated Press.
Sarkozy’s statement, which echoed President Obama’s call on Tuesday for an immediate and orderly transition, was followed by words from Turkish PM Erdogan.
Erdogan said that the “masses will be satisfied” if they see a road map for transition, adding that “the people are waiting for a very different step from Mubarak.”
7:25 a.m. Internet service has been returned to Egypt.
7:20 a.m. Across the fence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed in meetings with diplomatic officials that Israel's interest is in maintaining its peace deal with Egypt. "l believes that the international community must insist that any Egyptian government maintain the peace treaty with Israel," the prime minister's office said in a statement today. "Israel is a democracy and supports the advance of liberal and democratic values in the Middle East. The advancement of those values is good for peace," it continued.
"But if extremist forces are allowed to exploit democratic processes to come to power to advance anti-democratic goals -- as has happened in Iran and elsewhere -- the outcome will be bad for peace and bad for democracy," the statement said.
7:15 a.m. The curfew in Cairo has been eased to 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. from 3 p.m. to 8 a.m.
7:00 a.m. Mubarak's announcement that he will not seek reelection still leaves a lot of unanswered questions. Not knowing who will replace him puts the relationship between the United States and Egypt in flux, and the issue of aid has already come up.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of the Senate State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, suggested the U.S. not rule out withholding aid to the country, if needed, “to support a transition to democracy.”
Other lawmakers say the question of who will lead the country next needs to be answered in order for the U.S. to keep spending money on Egypt.
“Obviously, it would be indefensible to continue any level of aid to Egypt if the Muslim Brotherhood or any Islamic radical government took power in Egypt,” said House Homeland Security Chairman Peter King, R-N.Y.
6:40 a.m. Even after President Hosni Mubarak said he would not seek reelection later this year, the protests in Cairo have continued. Some people spent the night in Tahrir Square, and hundreds of others joined them this morning, though not nearly in the numbers from Tuesday, to demand the immediate departure of the ruler, the Los Angeles Times reports.
6:25 a.m. Another U.S.-backed strongman, President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen, announced today he would not seek another term when his current one expires in 2013 or give power to his son, caving to public pressure as protesters plan another rally in Sana'a calling for a "Day of Rage" to sack Saleh after three decades of power. As the Tunisia-inspired protests in Egypt prompted Hosni Mubarak to announce he won't run again and Jordan's King Abdullah II to dismiss his government and commission a new prime minister to enact political reform, other rulers in the region are warily eyeing stability in their own regimes. Roll over National Journal's interactive map to learn more about the unrest -- or lack thereof -- in each country.
Lindsey Boerma and Katy O'Donnell contributed