The United States has suggested that NATO cargoes from Afghanistan should be land-transported through Kazakhstan. This came in an interview with the Interfax news agency earlier today by the US special envoy to the region Mark Grossman (photo). He was speaking in the wake of his talks in Astana.

The official specified that what is meant is the back-haul of the so-called non-airborne cargo, which rules out arms deliveries. At present, NATO’s only ground transport corridor to Afghanistan is via Pakistan.


See related article by Aleksandr Shustov "US Switching From Afghanistan to Central Asia”, Voltaire Network, 31 July 2011.

Source: The Voice of Russia