Hillary Clinton: I won't stay for second term

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is greeted by the chief of Egypt's powerful Armed Forces Supreme Council, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
Amr Nabil

Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she will not remain as Secretary of State if President Obama wins a second term in office.

Clinton, who did a series of interviews in Cairo, said "no" when asked if she would remain after the 2012 election. She also said she would not run for president again, seek the vice presidency or become secretary of defense.

In December, Clinton said Secretary of State is "my last public position." The former two-term senator said that after she finishes her current position, she will "probably go back to advocacy work, particularly on women and children and probably around the world."

Clinton has been discussed as a potential replacement for Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who he plans to step down in the next year. There has also been speculation that she could replace Vice President Biden on the 2012 Democratic ticket or seek the presidency in 2016.

Clinton told CNN that while she "had a wonderful experience" running for president in 2008, "I'm going to be, you know, moving on."

"I am doing what I want to do right now and I have no intention or any idea even of running again," added Clinton. She went on to say that "there isn't anything that I can imagine doing after this that would be as demanding, as challenging or rewarding."

Clinton told CBS News' Wyatt Andrews Wednesday that there is "no way the U.S. will take unilateral action" against Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi for his violent crackdown against pro-democracy protesters. Andrews' interview with Clinton is below.

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