CIS should stay firm US military facilities in Asia impermissible — Security Council chief

  • Date of Publication : 13/10/2021 at 13:49 GMT
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The chief of Russia’s Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, has called upon all CIS member states to adhere to a viewpoint the deployment of US and NATO facilities in Asia would be impermissible.

“I believe that it is essential to adhere to the unanimous point of view, achieved at an urgent meeting of the CSTO Collective Security Council on August 23 the deployment of US and NATO military facilities in Central Asia as well as Afghan personnel that had worked for them would be impermissible. I am calling upon all CIS countries to stay committed to this point of view further on,” Patrushev said at the 17th conference of chiefs of security and intelligence services from the CIS member states.

He described as a threat to regional stability the upsurge in the number of refugees from Afghanistan in the wake of the latest developments.

“The scale of this problem may exceed the effects of all migration crises triggered by the West’s irresponsible actions in Libya, Syria and Iraq,” Patrushev said. He stressed that Iran and Pakistan had already accommodated about three million Afghans and more than four million refugees were in Turkey.

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