The Annals of Irrelevance: CSTO

by Nathan Hamm on 6/22/2005 · 2 comments

RIA Novosti:

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) does not have jurisdiction over Uzbekistan and therefore did not discuss the recent unrest at a CSTO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Because, you know, an uprising potentially planned and executed by international terrorist organizations isn’t a security issue or anything…

Some say the US goes out of its way not to offend the Uzbeks, but the Russians are downright sycophantic.


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Laurence June 22, 2005 at 3:31 pm

I guess the Russians read Registan. net, at least Ivanov has answered Nathan’s call, or so it seems:

http://en.rian.ru/russia/20050622/40694942.html

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