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Immigrant accused of weapons-smuggle plot

Title: Immigrant accused of weapons-smuggle plot
Date: Wednesday, 16 March 2005
Publisher: Guardian Unlimited
Author: Michael Weissenstein
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NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors charged Tuesday that a 26-year-old Armenian immigrant led a plot to sell military weapons to an FBI informant posing as a middleman for terrorists. Other law enforcement officials, however, cast doubt on the danger posed by Artur Solomonyan and his associates, who allegedly claimed to be able to deliver rocket-propelled grenades, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles and other arms from the former Soviet Union. ``It's unclear if they were ever able to deliver on their promise on ... [Read the rest at]