CSTO meet on internal threats

Concerned about the impact of the Arab Spring, the leaders of the Russia-led defence pact of former Soviet states have agreed to jointly ward off threats to their regimes.

An informal summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) held in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, on Friday approved a set of measures to protect the member-states against internal turmoil. “We have many new areas of work prompted by recent events in the world, including the Arab arc and North Africa,” said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenka, rotating president of CSTO. “We have agreed to work out jointly measures to counter possible threats, above in the information field and cyberspace,” he said, apparently referring to the role of Twitter and Facebook in the revolts in West Asia.

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