Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   22 October

Defense Minister denies resignation rumors

Defense Minister denies resignation rumors

YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 18, ARMENPRESS. Minister of Defense Davit Tonoyan is denying media rumors on his upcoming resignation.

“The news aren’t justified”, he told reporters in parliament when asked to comment.

Speaking about National Security Service Director Artur Vanetsyan’s resignation statement, Tonoyan said he cannot give any comments. “That’s not my authority, Vanetsyan himself will do it when time comes,” he said.

Asked whether or not Police Chief Valery Osipyan’s resignation is expected, Tonoyan said: “I don’t know. And I am denying that any discussion has taken place on this topic at the security council session”.

Speaking about his relations with PM Nikol Pashinyan, Tonoyan said there can’t be any disagreements. “A very synchronized work…..is being done,” he said.

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan


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