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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - Armenia
Japan figure skaters Mao Asada and Akiko Suzuki headed to Armenia to train after the team event at the Sochi Olympics.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany will play Armenia in its last World Cup warmup in Mainz on June 6, the day before departing for Brazil.
In the United States, our focus is on Iran's activities to its west and east. Tehran supports Bashar Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, menaces oil exports in the Gulf and threatens Israel with annihilation.
As President Obama visited Israel to achieve some movement on the Israeli-Palestinian question, not so far away, another of the world's most intractable conflicts simmered, threatening to boil over outside of the media spotlight. This is the ongoing low-grade conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.
President Obama inevitably reopened a bedeviling dispute when he nominated a senior diplomat to serve as ambassador to Azerbaijan, which is locked in a deadly conflict with neighboring Armenia.
Tens of thousands of Turks, waving Azeri flags, rallied Sunday to mark the anniversary of a notorious attack that Azerbaijanis say killed hundreds of people during the six-year war with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, an ethnic Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan.
There is something weird and rather disturbing about Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) - a U.S.-funded media outlet that is famous for broadcasting information during the Cold War to support our friends and undermine our enemies - attacking an ally over our mutual enemy, radical jihadism.
An elderly Georgian woman who allegedly shut off Internet service in her country and neighboring Armenia while scavenging for copper cable is facing charges that could lead to three years in prison.
Numerous diplomatic cables from Beijing show that Chinese companies are continuing to sell to Iran and other states goods for the production of weapons of mass destruction because the Beijing government has failed to stem the activities.
Successive U.S. administrations since the 1979 Islamic revolution have viewed Iran as a dire and existential threat to America and its allies in the Persian Gulf, the broader Middle East and Eurasia. They have thus sought to limit Iran's military capabilities ever since.
Operas are no stranger to melodrama, but it usually doesn't involve an elected official.
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.
U.S. diplomats concluded in late 2008 that the government of Armenia had supplied Iran with rockets and machine guns later used to kill American troops in Iraq, according to State Department cables disclosed by WikiLeaks.
Tensions between Azerbaijan and neighboring Armenia on the fate of the Nagorno-Karabakh region are reaching dangerous levels. In the past year, the Azeri enclave in the South Caucasus, which Armenia has occupied since 1992, has been the focus of increased violence. Just last month, six people were killed in an exchange of fire across the temporary line that separates the two sides.
The Obama administration's attempt to facilitate dialogue and rapprochement between Turkey and Armenia missed a key point necessary to the success of its goals: Azerbaijan ("Obama cites 'devastating chapter' in Armenia past," Web, News, April 24).