The United States wants to hear from Kazakhstan an explanation of why the country’s authorities decided to seek help from the CSTO to stabilize the situation, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said on CNN.
“We have real questions about why they were forced to turn to this organization, which is dominated by Russia. We ask for clarification on this matter. But what is most important now is that everything should now be resolved peacefully and with respect for the rights of those who want their voices to be heard, “- quotes Blinken RIA News…
The Secretary of State also condemned the order of the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, to open fire to kill those participants in the riots who did not lay down their arms.
Earlier, Blinken, commenting on the introduction of Russian peacekeepers into Kazakhstan as part of the collective efforts of the CSTO, said: “One lesson from past history: when Russians are in your house, it can be difficult to force them to leave.”
As noted in the Russian Foreign Ministry, the US Secretary of State joked “In a typical boorish manner for myself”…
In Moscow, Blinken was asked to recall the lessons of history, including the fact that “when Americans are in your house, it can be difficult to stay alive, not to be robbed or raped.”
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova noted that Blinken’s “boorish” statement demonstrates that the United States has no argument and failure to develop a political position on this issue.