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In Azerbaijan, will now be U.S. military bases

May 21 2005

U.S. and Azerbaijan have agreed to host U.S. military bases on Azerbaijani territory, particularly in Kurdamir, pumping and Gulle. Their device will begin in the near future.

It is reported that all the details of this decision were finally discussed during the visit of Donald Rumsfeld to Baku in April this year.

"Formally, the U.S. forces in Azerbaijan will be" temporarily stationed mobile force, but their presence will be long term, including because the effectiveness of permanently entrenched U.S. bases, opposing the Taliban in Central Asia, is clearly decreased, "- said in an official message.

Among the primary goals and objectives of the military contingent, which will be posted in Azerbaijan - the security of oil pipelines. To do this, planned to create a special connection, "Caspian Guard," which will consist of local armed forces and special forces.

Such a move is strategically important, especially for the reason that this will speak about "the end of Iran's geopolitical environment", - informs RIA Novosti news agency referring to the Center for Strategic forecasts Stratfor.

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