Reuters writes about Azerbaijan Central Bank put a ban on Western Union and MoneyGram activity in Azerbaijan since July 30 2008. The reason they bring is activity of the organizations in Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which still remain announced as part of Azerbaijan, while de-facto Artsakh-Karabakh Republic is fully independent state which has never been in the structure of independent Azerbaijan. The blackmailing had an effect and Western Union and MoneyGram declared stopping any activity in Artsakh-Karabakh Republic, which helped them to improve relations with the Central Bank of the oil-rich Azerbaijan.
Hurrah, he God of Money and Oil! You know how to overcome the truth and justice!