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U.S. does not want to pay for the Uzbek military base

October 6 2005

Corresponding amendment numbered 1978 was still on Tuesday proposed a group of five U.S. senators led by Republican Senator John McCain is now under consideration by the Senate budget bill for the U.S. defense expenditures for 2006.

The text of the amendment, which the Senate approved on Wednesday a simple procedural vote, states that during the fiscal year 2006 from the U.S. federal budget "may not use funds to pay salaries, expenses and other costs associated with reimbursement of expenses or other financial compensation to the Government of Uzbekistan for services provided by the United States based on the Karshi-Khanabad in Uzbekistan. "

Senators to justify its position that Uzbekistan proposed to leave the U.S. base at Karshi-Khanabad, as well as the fact that the Uzbek authorities refuse to allow an international investigation of the tragedy in Andijan.

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