Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said that his country would sink into chaos if he were to resign.
Speaking to Christine Amanpour of ABC News, Mubarak also said he was “fed up” with power and he denied that his supporters were responsible for the violence in Cairo the past few days.
He also warned that if stepped down from power, the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood party would take over and that he was disturbed to se Egyptians fighting each other.
I would never run away from this country. I will die on this soil, he said.
In response to the verbal abuse he has received from opponents, Mubarak replied I don't care what people say about me. Right now I care about my country, I care about Egypt.
When asked about the US government pressuring him to quit, the President responded You don't understand the Egyptian culture and what would happen if I step down now.
Mubarak also claimed that he never intended for his son to take over for him as successor.
Amanpour said that Mubarak and his family are holed up in the Presidential palace with his family, under heavy guard, apparently disproving rumors that they had fled to England.