Kyrgyzstan moves to shut US-run Menas air base + US reacts to Kyrgyzstan coup

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PressTV
April 9,  2010

Kyrgyzstan’s new leaders have said they intend to remove a US military base, which currently serves as the premier air mobility hub for the US-led forces in Afghanistan, from their soil.The interim government led by ex-foreign minister Roza Otunbayeva, has said it wants the US base, Manas, closed down for security reasons.

The remarks came amid growing uncertainty over whether the new Kyrgyz authorities would allow the US to use the base.

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US reacts to Kyrgyzstan coup

AlJazeeraEnglish

April 09, 2010 — The US has said that it will not take sides in Kyrgystan after opposition leaders seized power following nationwide protests.

But the Obama administration cancelled a scheduled meeting with the deposed foreign minister and instead communicated with the new interim government leaders.

US interests are high in Kyrgyzstan, which hosts a strategic US military base that supplies US troops fighting in Afghanistan.

Patty Culhane reports from Washington.

US reacts to Kyrgyzstan coup

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3 thoughts on “Kyrgyzstan moves to shut US-run Menas air base + US reacts to Kyrgyzstan coup

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  2. Wow! This changes everything if it comes to pass.

    I can only hope it is true and that because of this we get out of Afghanistan and leave those people ALONE!

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