DEFENSE MINISTRY REFUSES COMMENTS ON SEYRAN OHANYAN'S RUMORED RESIGNATION

PanARMENIAN.Net
November 3, 2011 - 16:00 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Rumors of Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan's
dismissal soon followed the resignation of parliament speaker Hovik
Abrahamyan and police chief Alik Sargsyan.

Defense Minister's spokesman David Karapetyan described the information
above as mere rumors, refusing to provide comments. As he reminded in
a conversation with a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, the Minister himself
repeatedly denied reports of his possible resignation.

On November 1, Armenian parliament speaker Hovik Abrahamyan announced
his resignation to head RPA electoral headquarters and more effectively
conduct the campaign. Abrahamyan will officially resign at November
14 parliamentary sitting.

Also on November 1, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree
to relieve Armenian police chief, lieutenant general Alik Sargsyan of
his duties and to appoint him as a presidential advisor. By another
decree, lieutenant general Vladimir Gasparyan was dismissed as the
Deputy Defense Minister and appointed to the post of Armenian police
chief at the government of Armenia.



From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress