The United States believes that it will be difficult to hold a credible
election in Bangladesh with the state of emergency in force.
US Ambassador in Dhaka James F Moriarty told journalists after a meeting with
Home Adviser Maj Gen (retd) MA Matin at the secretariat on Wednesday that it
would be difficult to hold a credible election if the state of emergency
remains in place.
He also said that he has mentioned a number of times that US
feels that emergency rules should be lifted for free, fair and credible
elections. He also hoped that the political parties of Bangladesh would eventually reach an agreement to lead the
country to an era of democracy.