Tag: Tbilisi

Tbilisi’s arms struggle

During a visit to Paris June 7-8, the Georgian president Mikhail Saakachvili presented several requests for military materiel. Paris is currently negotiating the sale of four Mistral class amphibious assault vessels and is therefore less well disposed to sell arms to Georgia…

Police clashed with protesters during Tbilisi parade

Several policemen and protesters have been injured in a clash on Thursday as hundreds of Georgian opposition activists tried to cross a railway line to break up the police parade of about 4,000 officers, attended by President Mikhail Saakashvili, media reported.

Georgian Police Briefly Arrest Opposition Leader

UPDATE: Opposition political rally is scheduled for tomorrow, April 9, 2010 in downtown Tbilisi. TBILISI — Georgian police briefly arrested opposition leader Aleksandr Shalamberidze in Tbilisi today, RFE/RL’s Georgian Service reports.

CIA catches Iranian trying to buy arms ‘for war against U.S.’

Haaretz:  An Iranian businessman was caught on tape by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency attempting to purchase weapons and military systems during a clandestine deal in Georgia. Amir Hussein Aldabili was allegedly sent by the Iranian government to entice arms…