VOA News – Uzbek Opposition Leader Urges Continued US Military Ties

by Laurence on 6/29/2005

VOA News – Uzbek Opposition Leader Urges Continued US Military Ties

An Uzbek opposition leader is calling on the United States not to cut its military ties to Uzbekistan despite a bloody government crackdown in that Central Asian republic last month.

Muhammad Salih, an Uzbek opposition leader living in exile in Germany, is on his first trip to the United States in a decade to meet with U.S. lawmakers and Bush administration officials in the wake of the violence in Uzbekistan.

Mr. Salih is urging Washington to use its influence in the region and to support opposition efforts to promote change in the former Soviet republic, which human rights groups have condemned for its repressive policies.


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