Armenia: Former National Security Service chief to create new political party
Former Director of the National Security Service of Armenia Artur Vanetsyan announced about his plans to engage in active politics and to create a party, reports Panarmenian news. ”I am going to declare about getting involved in active politics” stated during a meeting with the editors of Armenian newspapers.
Vanetsyan explained his decision by the need for a political force that would unite the parts of society that “disapprove of the current government’s actions and whose hopes have not been realized.”
The former NSS chief said the society has been divided into “blacks” and “whites”, which he described as “false agenda.”
He noted that according to popular belief the alternative to the current authorities is the former regime, but he said no such thing will happen.
Vanetsyan admitted there had been disagreements with Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and that he had submitted his resignation “on more than one occasion.”