Britain's Sky says Musharraf considered resignation

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LONDON, Nov 14 (Reuters) Britain's Sky News today said that Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf had told it in an interview he had considered resigning.

In an interview to broadcast later, Musharraf told Sky he had considered his position but now felt he was the man to lead Pakistan into democracy, it said.

A Sky reporter who had just come from conducting the interview also said Musharraf had told her he felt let down by the West and betrayed by the media and, according to Sky, insisted: ''I am not a dictator.'' The military ruler declared a state of emergency on November 3 and has since detained thousands of opposition politicians, activists and lawyers.

His actions have been widely condemned by Western governments which are urging him to end military rule and move towards democracy with free and fair elections next January.

REUTERS ARB HS1427

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