Reaction to June 2009 Iranian Presidential Election:
Uzbekistan has largely held back from the public debate over Iranian nuclear enrichment and United Nations Security Council resolutions. In May 2006, Uzbek President Islam Karimov argued against military strikes targeting Iran’s nuclear facilities and supported diplomatic methods to resolve the conflict.
The Caspian Sea is home to vast oil and natural gas reserves and borders five countries: Iran, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Russia.
Professor Stephen Blank
Strategic Studies Institute
US Army War College
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