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A Kyrgyz interim leader says US base unjustified

A top official in Kyrgyzstan's interim government told The Associated Press on Saturday that a U.S. air base supporting operations in Afghanistan is "not justified," the first sign of significant divisions over the facility.

Since a bloody uprising that culminated in the toppling of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the interim government's leader has announced the Manas air base can remain open for a year after the lease expires in July.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This situation could still get dicey in a heartbeat, with the US supporting the deposed Bakiyev, and Russia (which also has a base in Kyrgyzstan) supporting the transitional government.

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