Congressman Dana Rohrabacher talks to VOA about US-Uzbek relations, March 14, 2013

Rep.Dana Rohrabacher (R-California) recently visited Tashkent, Uzbekistan and met with President Islam Karimov. Navbahor Imamova of VOA Uzbek interviewed him about the recent developments in US-Uzbek relations. What are the main factors driving the current cooperation? Why is America providing Uzbekistan with military equipment? Does America still care about human rights and democracy in the region? Why is it supporting authoritarian regimes like the one in Uzbekistan?

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