YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Baku’s "Zerkalo" paper (www.zerkalo.az) recently published an article by Azeri political analyst Rovshan Novruzoglu who made a "bombshell revelation" that Osama bin Laden is linked to Armenia’s. The political analyst claims that "Armenian terrorists" are helping Osama bin Laden purchase nuclear weapons. This "revelation" is based on the following: according to Novruzoglu–in 1988-2000 "Armenian specialists together with their Chinese colleagues took part in the construction of a cement-producing plant in Kandahar as well as in gas exploration in the provinces of Jalalabad–Bamian and Konduz." Then–in March 1994–brigade-leader Imtiyaz–a Pakistani–visited "Yerevan and stayed with the nuclear physics specialist Prof. Santrosian’s," after which in April 1994 "he spoke to Dr. Yusupov at the Scientific-Research Experimental Institute of Theoretical Physics in Kazakhstan." According to Novruzoglu–"it was in 1994 that 15 kilograms of uranium disappeared from the Ulbinsk metallurgical plant in Eastern Kazakhstan on December 23," however–six days later "a cargo consisting of 20 containers with radio-active substances" shipped from Kazakhstan to Pakistan was stopped–but the captain of the revenue service Amanak Santrosian settled all matters. The author of the article thinks that Armanak Santrosian is related to Professor Santrosian.
Novruzoglu also said that Al Qaeda’s think tank called the Vanguards–is also led by an Armenian – Dr. Levon Mikaelian–"who taught at the Yerevan Institute of Physics in 1992-1996 and then moved to Moscow".
"Zerkalo" gave the names of other Armenia’s "who expressed their desire to cooperate" with Al Qaeda. It mentioned the names of Yerevan Prosecutor Arushan Aghayan–Professor from Yerevan Agha Sahakian and others. Of course–Baku’s "political scientist" could not leave out Karabakh – indeed–the list is includes the names of one of the "teachers" and two "frontier-guards" from the Karabakh capital. And lastly–it turns out that all these people–who expressed their desire to cooperate with Al Qaeda–nevertheless–already "lead the city bureau of Islam terrorist organizations," some in Egypt–others in Algeria–and others in Libya." Each of these bureaus is a small laboratory," the author says abruptly at the end.
The paper also presents the following revelations of Novruzoglu: 27 of the 48 specialists working in Dubny at that time were Armenia’s." Yes–there is an institute of nuclear studies in the town of Dubna (not Dubny) near Moscow–but it is incredible that such a huge center should employ only 48 specialists.