He distanced himself significantly from both his son and Donald Jr, and then from Goldstone, the paunchy Svengali who had been trying to make Emin into an international phenomenon.Agalarov and the president worked together to hold Miss Universe in Moscow in 2013, having met at the previous year's pageant in Las Vegas.After receiving an education in Islamic, Ottoman, and Catholic schools, he went on to serve in the Ottoman army in World War I.At war's end he stationed himself in Damascus as a supporter of the Arab Kingdom of Syria.Trump Jr.'s email dump followed a drip-drip of reports about the meeting which had prompted Trump Jr.to change his story about what happened, and led to a new sense of crisis in the White House over allegations of collusion with Russia to win the presidential election.
Because of underreporting in the past, this is likely an undercount, with Americans of Albanian ancestry probably numbering no less than 70,000.
The Russian oligarch named as wanting to pass 'incriminating' Kremlin information about Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump Jr on Wednesday claimed the emails revealing his role were 'fiction'.
Aras Agalarov, a Russian-Azerbaijani real estate magnate, spoke in Moscow for the first time since the president's son published the email correspondence he had with Agalarov's star son's British manager Rob Goldstone.
Following the Franco-Syrian War and the collapse of Arab Hashemite rule in Damascus, his early position on pan-Arabism shifted to a form of local nationalism for Palestinian Arabs and he moved back to Jerusalem.
From as early as 1920 he actively opposed Zionism, and was implicated as a leader of the 1920 Nebi Musa riots.