When the trove of State Department cables were released late last month, we reported on a document that alleged Armenia had sold arms to Iran, which were used in Iraq to kill an American soldier and injure seven others. At the time, the State Department issued a terse warning and threatened sanctions against Armenia. Since this news was reported, both US and Armenian officials have downplayed the event and have stated that the revelation will not adversely affect US-Armenia relations. On Tuesday, a two-part article in Der Spiegel regarding US efforts to curtail weapons smugglers reported from the WikiLeaks documents, details Armenia’s role in the arms sales. The German Der-Spiegel is one of four media outlets that were given the entire cache of documents by WikiLeaks.
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