"In accordance with the Law on the conduct of operations in other countries for the year 2012 and the program that linked to it, Secretary of State can bypass certain (imposed by law) restrictions on aid to Uzbekistan, if it decides that it would be in the interests of national security of the United States," — Nuland said.
According to the official dealer of the State Department, this is due to the support of counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan, reports ITAR-TASS.
In this case, the State Department has used the mechanism of the so-called "ueyvera" — an order that allows an exception to the temporary database to circumvent the provisions of the law.
The U.S. government's decision to use this function in relation to Uzbekistan congressmen already notified.
The idea is to lift restrictions on the provision of military assistance to Tashkent, which at one time Washington imposed on the wave of dissatisfaction with the situation with the observance of human rights in the country.
South American officials have identified that Uzbekistan will have a "limited in its scope of non-lethal military help. "
Nuland stressed that the United States, providing military aid to Uzbekistan, are not going to turn a blind eye to the situation in the field of human rights.
"In October 2011, Hillary Clinton visited Uzbekistan. During the trip, she openly spoke with Karimov, president of Uzbekistan, and members of the government about our enthusiasm for reforming the state system of Uzbekistan and the promotion of human rights," — added Nuland.