Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s decision to relieve the Chief of Police and the Director National Security Service director of their duties was a gesture of politeness to the former top-ranking law enforcement officials, the speaker of the National Assembly said in Gyumri.
″The prime minister dismissed the two generals, unsatisfied with their work. Only out of respect – and considering also the collegiality principle – did he offer them to formulate the dismissal in the form of resignation letter[s]. That’s absolutely normal,″ Ararat Mirzoyan told reporters at an event marking the 28th anniversary of Armenia’s independence.
He also used the chance to offer his congratulations to the nation on the remarkable day, calling for a strong commitment to sovereignty and self-determination as the fundamental principles underlying the idea of independence.
Mirzoyan warned against public speculations over the recent dismissals.
Asked to comment on the content of Artur Vanetsyan’s resignation address, the NA speaker said he doesn’t thinks that ″the free calligraphy style befits the NSS director″.