Reuters report points a finger at Armenia

Iran -- President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad welcomes Armenian President Serzh Sarkissian in Tehran, 27Mar2011

Armenia — Presidents of Iran and Armenia meet in Yerevan, 27Mar2011 | Official photo from http://www.president.am

Reuters news agency has published a report, claiming that Iran is seeking to expand its banking foothold in Armenia and thus trying to skirt bank sanctions the Islamic Republic is facing because of its nuclear program. Continue reading

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Subtle panic over Arab dust in Yerevan

Yellow dust in YerevanAir in Yerevan was polluted with strange yellow dust today. It was very unpleasant with no air to breathe. The dust mingled with slight morning moisture and stuck to the car’s front window, as I drove my son to school. Continue reading

Funny: Iranian governor “provides” uranium to Armenian governor

Iranian Tehran Times daily published a strange story on Sunday about an Iranian governor telling an Armenian governor about Iran’s readiness to supply nuclear fuel to Armenia. As a colleague rightfully noted today, they could as well publish a story about an Iranian village mayor promising to sell long-range missiles to an Armenian village mayor. I mean – these things just don’t happen on the village mayor, governor or even prime-minister levels.

Strangely, the story was picked up by a range of Armenian and Azerbaijani media, ‘experts’ started commenting on what this meant, and so on and so forth… (examples: 1, 2, 3, 4). Is there something I don’t understand? Is this story really actually IMPORTANT? Continue reading