Only days after a bloody uprising brought a new government to Kyrgyzstan, interim leader Roza Otunbayeva has pledged to the U.S. that her country will honor a deal allowing the U.S. to operate a key military base there.

The base in Kyrgyzstan plays an integral role in supplying U.S. troops and supplies to the war in Afghanistan. –JCL

The BBC:

The US says Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader has promised to honour key security agreements, days after she came to power following a bloody uprising.

US officials said Roza Otunbayeva had vowed not to interrupt operations from a military base the US uses to supply troops and supplies to Afghanistan.

The US stopped troop movements from the base, near the capital Bishkek, last week during an anti-government revolt.

Protesters overthrew the president last week but dozens died in the uprising.

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