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Pakistan's president was warned that declaring a state of emergency in the country would put U.S. relations at risk, a top U.S. commander said Monday.

Adm. William Fallon, the head of the U.S. Central Command, met with President Pervez Musharraf in Pakistan a day before Musharraf's emergency declaration and told him that the United States did not support such an action, Fallon said.

"I told him the idea of doing this was not a good one and that there might be alternatives," Fallon said in a phone interview from Kyrgyzstan. Read full article »

CNN's Barbara Starr contributed to this report.

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