Moscow has categorically stated that it will not accept a US military presence in the Central Asian region, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. Ryabkov’s remark testifies to extreme wariness in Moscow about the US military or intelligence presence in or around Central Asia where Russia has profound security concerns. Given the United States’ clandestine links with ISIS and its history of using terror groups as geopolitical tools, Russia has to be extra-cautious.
Source: Asia Times
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