US: Musharraf can live where he wants

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States says it has not been asked about giving former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf asylum, but that the former army general "has a right to live wherever he wants."

State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters Tuesday that if Musharraf were to request residence in the U.S., officials would examine that request.

Musharraf resigned Monday in the face of impeachment threats.

Pakistan's government says there was no immunity deal with Musharraf. Supporters and foes suggested he had sought guarantees that he would not face criminal prosecution or be forced into exile.

Musharraf did not specify his plans during his emotional farewell speech. Local media reports have suggested he might leave the country for security reasons.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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