WASHINGTON – The United States says it has not been asked about providing former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf with asylum, but 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 United States, 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.