Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has said he would like to resign immediately but fears the country would descend into chaos if he did so.
In his first interview since anti-government protests began, he told ABC News he was “fed up” with power.
But he warned that the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood party would fill any power vacuum if he stepped down.
Cairo has seen another day of violence with clashes between the president’s opponents and supporters.
Stones were thrown on both sides, and there has been some gunfire.