The problem with this article is, that some one foreign to the land, and culture wrote it. The central asian countries may welcome the price that its paying for it hegemonic policies, but rest assured when it comes to protection of the nations soul, the tie with Iran and its thousands of years of mutual peaceful history, would be final determining factor in their permanent relation with Iran, and not the governments of the time. Meanwhile they accept the generous western gifts, without any intention payback. the money that came rom US tax payers in spite of the hardships that has griped the American public.
UN aid chief says no warring parties observed Yemen truce (Reuters)
from the article: Iran looks to Silk Road ties in time of sanctions