This is after telling us earlier today he was going to step down.

(MSNBC) — U.S. sources closely involved in the government’s handling of the Egyptian crisis told NBC News that they were “taken by surprise” by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s announcement and that it appears “Mubarak is going nowhere.”

The officials told NBCs Jim Miklaszewski that they were especially concerned about Mubarak’s apparent declaration that he would “federalize the streets.” They said, however, that their reaction was based on an initial translation of Mubarak’s remarks.

“We have assurances, both private and public that the military would not fire on the people,” one of the officials stressed.

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