Michael van der Galien

Iranian Dictator Visits Central Asia

Posted on January 4 2010 8:30 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived in the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan Monday for talks with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rakhmon to be followed by a visit to Turkmenistan.

It is Ahmadinejad’s first international trip after a bloody crackdown on opposition supporters in Tehran on December 27 when at least eight people died and hundreds were injured.

“The central theme will be the economy, as well as questions of security,” Tajik foreign ministry spokesman Davlat Nazriyev told AFP.

Read the whole thing at the Himalayan Times.

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