U.S. Embassy: No negotiations conducted on deployment of military base in Tajikistan
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 25 / Trend /
The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe denied the Russian media reports that the U.S. Central Command is allegedly conducting active negotiations with the Tajik authorities on NATO military base deployment in Tajikistan, Asia-Plus reports.
"Indeed, the Third Army/ ARCENT Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks, paid a familiarization visit to Tajikistan at the beginning of this week," the source in the U.S. Embassy said. "It was Brooks's first visit to Tajikistan and no negotiations on deployment of the military base in Tajikistan were conducted."
Moreover, the United States has never considered the creation of NATO military base in Tajikistan, the source stressed.
Meanwhile, some Russian media outlets cited military and diplomatic sources as saying that representatives of the U.S. Central Command have been conducting active consultations in Dushanbe on deployment of the NATO military base in Tajikistan.
According to Argumenty i Fakty (Arguments and Facts), the negotiations have allegedly been conducted under conditions of strict confidentiality.
Edited by V.Zhavoronkova