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by Nathan Hamm on 1/22/2006 · 2 comments

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Allister Maunk January 23, 2006 at 2:47 am

Hi! You may find interesting this piece on our website

Armenia and Israel Throw Down a Gage to Iran and Turkey

Appearance of the Armenian liner in the central Israeli airport has political implications, rather than economic ones. In spite of the fact that the local mass media did not notice this event at all, it is a result of the gradual and soft-pedal thaw in relations between Armenia and the Jewish State…

Jonathan P January 23, 2006 at 8:30 am

Apparently, according to Kommersant, “Gazprom confirmed its proposal to restore the Central Asia-Center pipeline system in exchange for the right to extract natural gas at Uzbekistan’s three largest deposits of Ugra, Kuanysh and a group of Akchalaksky deposits.” … The story at says Karimov listened to Gazprom’s amended proposals to tap the country’s largest deposits but refused the offer, declaring that Uzbekistan is able to modernize its gas pipelines on its own.

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