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2006-04-27 05:02:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Azeri President Ilham Aliyev, due to meet President Bush on Friday, has ruled out any role for his ex-Soviet state in any potential military operation in neighbor Iran. "Azerbaijan, of course, will not be engaged in any kind of potential operations against Iran," Aliyev, a fluent English speaker, told a news conference in Washington on Wednesday. "It is time to stop speculating on that issue." "We have a bilateral agreement with Iran, which clearly says that...

2005-09-23 08:23:49

BAKU (Reuters) - The United States is to help its Caspian Sea ally Azerbaijan build a radar station on its border with Iran and another near Russia, a U.S. embassy official said on Friday. The Pentagon has said its aid is to help Azerbaijan's navy protect offshore oil deposits and to combat terrorism. Iran has been angered by U.S. military assistance to Azerbaijan in the past. "The United States has provided funds for the construction of radar stations in Astara, on the border with...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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