No Armenian Arms Sold Illegally to U.S.: Defense Minister

No Armenian Arms Sold Illegally to U.S.: Defense Minister
By AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, YEREVAN

DefenseNews.com
Posted 03/25/05 15:04

None of Armenia’s weapons or ammunition have been illegally exported
abroad, the country’s defense minister said during investigation of
a criminal ring trafficking assault weapons to the United States.

“Joint Armenian-U.S. investigation showed that not one item of
Armenia’s weapons or ammunition was taken out to the United States
or any other country,” Serge Sargsyan said late March 24, adding that
security was stepped up at all arms depots in Armenia.

On March 15, the United States announced it was prosecuting 18 people
suspected of attempting to bring illegal assault weapons from eastern
Europe across U.S. borders. Armenia arrested three more suspected
accomplices earlier this week.

Among them is 26-year-old Armenian Artur Solomonian, who has been
sought by Armenian police for desertion since 2002.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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