The close ties of Russia with the states of Central Asia cause acute discontent of the USA. That is why the CIA is wary of interest in the construction of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway, said prominent American political scientist and publicist Phil Butler.
In his article for the publication New Eastern Outlook, the specialist explained that Washington was completely not interested in keeping their main political opponents on the international scene with friendly and business ties with their neighbors. It just infuriates the American authorities.
The States have a special dislike for international projects of other countries, and one of them is the construction of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway. Butler noted that the CIA and the State Department gladly put an end to this project, but the possible participation of Russia in it made the White House alert.
“When it comes to someone else’s profit, the US adheres to a selfish policy, even if it does not shine,” he stressed.
The political scientist recalled the recent telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov. The Russian leader offered him help in rebuilding the republic after the coronavirus pandemic.
“I never read that the United States offered someone help. In addition, I have not heard anyone ask the Trump administration about something recently, ”Butler stated.
Recall that Bishkek invited Russia to participate in the creation of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway, it became known on March 1 last year. This was reported to journalists by the deputy prime minister of the republic, Jenish Razakov. He specified that the Russian Railways company could take part in the project implementation.
The study of this proposal, according to Razakov, will be carried out by an expert group and specialists of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. The Deputy Prime Minister noted that although Moscow has not yet made a final decision, “but there is interest on her part.”