Azerbaijan: Did Washington have a hand in stopping nuclear shipment headed for Iran?
Azerbaijan’s refusal to release Russian nuclear power plant equipment headed to Iran has put the country at the center of a diplomatic firestorm. Analysts are divided over the source of the trouble. A former Azerbaijani presidential aide believes that the United States asked Baku to halt the shipment, while another expert contends that Russia, ambivalent about Iran’s nuclear program, is deliberately delaying handing over the necessary documentation to release the shipment. Full Story