CHIEF OF KOCHARIAN'S STAFF MEETS EUROPEAN AMBASSADORS

ARMENPRESS
March 2, 2008

YEREVAN, MARCH 2, ARMENPRESS: Chief of president Robert Kocharian's
staff, Armen Gevorkian, met today with ambassadors of the OSCE
member countries stationed in Yerevan and representatives of several
international organizations to present the situation that has
emerged after March 1 clashes between security forces and opposition
demonstrators in Yerevan.

Acting at Kocharian's instruction, Armen Gevorkian explained the
motives behind Armenian authorities' actions, particularly, the
consequences for imposing state of emergency.

The diplomats were told that the government exercised all its powers
vested in it by the law to stop unlawful actions and restore stability
and order in Yerevan. He stressed that the authorities are resolute
to call to account the masterminds of the riot and provocateurs.