The Hraparak Daily wrote that on June 17 the conference of followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of the Last Days, the Mormons, will be held in which a lot of Mormons from the United States will participate.
This conference is interesting in the context of the latest domestic developments in Armenia. On May 25 a case was brought against Vartan Oskanian, the ex-foreign minister of Armenia. He is suspected of money laundering, and the donor of the money is John Huntsman, the head of the Church of Mormons.
This man has implemented a number of projects in Armenia since 1988, including the establishment of the factory of concrete constructions. He was in close contacts with different high-ranking officials of different times.
In connection with the “case” of Vartan Oskanian and the Civilitas Foundation the press came back to the circumstance of Mormons, mainly negatively, in which connection the director of the Civilitas Salpi Ghazarian wondered what they will do when the United States elects a Mormon president.
The question is topical because the U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a Mormon and in this stage of the campaign he is ahead of Obama. Experts say Oskanian’s case might be somehow related to the U.S. internecine affairs, bringing the example of Bryza whose nomination as ambassador to Baku was not affirmed using the Armenian lobby which considered Bryza a pro-Turkish diplomat.