Rus News Journal

Tashkent has given the USA half a year on a base conclusion

to the Power of Uzbekistan have put to Washington the ultimatum - in six-monthly term to deduce from territory of the country American military - air base Hanabad (two ten planes and nearby 800 persons of staff). The base is deployed in republic since spring of 2002 when forces of an antiterrorist coalition conducted operations in Afghanistan against Talibs.

Until recently the Uzbek authorities did not do even hints on that Americans were cleaned back home. But after June bloody events in Andizhan all has abruptly changed. The USA have accused Tashkent in democracy suppression . The answer has followed immediately: the president of the country Islam Karimov has advised to Americans go home . They, probably, have thought that it jokes, - reaction long was not. But when Karimov once again officially produbliroval the position, to Tashkent in a trice has come tearing along the Minister of Defence of the USA Donald Ramsfeld and has tried to rescue a situation.

However the head of Uzbekistan on arrangements (and even threats) has not given in. Americans have there and then revenged: having appropriated Uzbeks running to Kirghizia the status political refugees have taken out them to Europe and began to represent in quality victims totalitarian karimovskogo a mode . Then Karimov any more has not offered, and has demanded from the USA to release Hanabad . Also has given on this half a year.

this aggravation uzbeksko - the American relations has and more one little-known reason: on the basis of the Air Forces Hanabad were deployed not only pilots, but also employees of one of special services of the USA who on the quiet prepared in republic cotton revolution. Now this operation, apparently, has failed...