Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards says he had the chance to speak with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf yesterday. And the phone call came amid the turmoil just hours after the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.
The former North Carolina senator says he urged Musharraf to allow an international investigation into Bhutto's death and enable investigators to credibly determine how Bhutto died.
Bhutto was killed after addressing thousands of supports during a campaign rally yesterday, just two weeks before key parliamentary elections.
Her death stoked new chaos across the nuclear-armed nation, which in an important U.S. ally in the war on terrorism.
Edwards said its important for the United States to be a strengthening and calming influence.