- The Washington Times - Monday, December 6, 2010

Eli Lake raises valid concerns about Armenia’s transfers of weapons to Iran (“WikiLeaks: Armenia sent Iran arms used to kill U.S. troops,” Page 1, Nov. 30). Armenia’s close and murky relationship with Iran and full military dependence on Russia, coupled with its inability to integrate with pro-Western neighbors like Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, have long been a cause for alarm in the volatile Caucasus region.

These latest revelations about arms for Iran should remind the leaders of Armenian-American organizations that they need to cease following narrowly defined ethnic agendas and instead promote U.S. national interests in the Caucasus and help Armenia to build a sustainable future for its people.

JAVID HUSEYNOV

General director, Azerbaijani-American Council

Irvine, Calif.