US opposed to any move by Musharraf to impose martial law: Rice

November 14th, 2007 - 8:17 am ICT by admin  
“I am not going to get into the details of our conversations, but I think it would be quite obvious that the US would not be supportive of extra-constitutional means,” Rice said.

Pakistan needs to prepare to hold free and fair elections, Rice told reporters en route to Turkey.

“The political space needs to be prepared by moderate forces, beginning to work together, which is why we have been supportive of moderate forces like Benazir Bhutto’s return, and that moderate forces have a common enemy in the extremists who are so much in evidence,” Rice said.

A suicide attack on a Pakistan Air Force bus that killed eight people on Thursday fuelled fresh speculation that Musharraf could invoke an emergency to postpone elections. (ANI)

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