Pentagon representatives will discuss in Uzbekistan in October the possible deployment of US counter-terrorism bases, Politico writes, citing sources in Congress who are aware of the plans of the military department.
It is noted that as the main agenda, the United States wanted to discuss the possibility of deploying “over-the-horizon” anti-terrorist forces. Such an arrangement would allow the US military to “better observe and strike targets in Afghanistan.”
Uzbekistan refused to dialogue with the United States on military bases. According to the deputy chairman of the Senate of the republic Sadyk Safayev, the country’s authorities cannot conduct such negotiations in principle, since “the legislation does not allow it.” At the same time, the politician did not indicate whether the representatives of Washington addressed Tashkent with a corresponding request.
Earlier it became known that the United States is interested in the creation of military bases in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It was emphasized that this is necessary to support the fugitive Afghan government and contain the activities of the Taliban terrorist movement. (prohibited in Russia).