May 10, local time, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs of the Russian Federation Council, Jabarov, said in an interview with the media that if the United States established military bases in Central Asian countries, this would lead to regional tensions.
On the possibility of a U.S. military base in Central Asian countries, Jabarov said Central Asian countries have the right to make their own decisions, but central Asian countries are well aware of what the U.S. military proposal would mean, interfax reported. He stressed that the presence of U.S. military forces, wherever they occur, has proved to have a negative impact on the situation in the region.
The Wall Street Journal recently quoted an unnamed U.S. official as saying U.S. agencies are studying the possibility of moving troops from Afghanistan to countries in Central Asia and the Middle East. But the report said the U.S. government has not yet made formal contact with the Central Asian government about the establishment of military bases.