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FACTDROP: The Manas Airbase in Kyrgyzstan will not be used against Iran - Michael McFaul
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2/24/2012

The Manas Airbase in Kyrgyzstan will not be used against Iran - Michael McFaul


Πηγή: 24.kg News Agency
By Anton Lymar
Feb 24 2012

The Manas Airbase in Kyrgyzstan will not be used against Iran. The U.S. Ambassador Extraodinary and Plenipotentiary to Russia Michael McFaul stated this commenting on the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich, Russian media informed.

Reportedly, the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed concern that the U.S. Manas Airbase in Kyrgyzstan might be involved in a potential conflict with Iran. The Ambassador said that the Transit Center would not be used for the application of a possible military strike against the Islamic republic.

Though, according to the Rosbalt News Agency, the American diplomat said this unofficially, but made only this entry in his twitter account.

McFaul wrote that the Transit Center at Manas was used to support an international operation for stabilization and security in Afghanistan and would only be used for this purpose.

Recall, the agreement on the Transit Center operation expires in 2014. The current President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev stated the agreement would not be extended and the base must be withdrawn from the country.


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