ArmInfo.Acting Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan assures that Armenia has not received offers from the United States to purchase American weapons.
So, in an interview with TASS, Mnatsakanyan, referring to the statement by the adviser to the US president on national security issues, John Bolton, about the possibility of Armenia acquiring American weapons, in particular, "Armenia has not received any offer. In addition, our country is in a very sensitive region where there is conflict, and the achievement of peace and stability, as well as an atmosphere conducive to the establishment of peace, are very important issues for us. The arms race in such conditions is extremely dangerous phenomenon. And when we express to our partners dissatisfaction with the sale of weapons to Azerbaijan, we emphasize that we cannot treat this fact as a business deal, but as a weapon that specifically takes the lives of our compatriots, our soldiers, and the civilian population. So the arms race in our region in such conditions is very dangerous".
At the same time, Mnatsakanyan stressed that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict primarily concerns people, it's about the physical security of 150 thousand people, and Armenia has done and will do everything possible to ensure their existential security.
At the same time, the Acting Foreign Minister of Armenia expressed his conviction that no one can question the combat capability and determination of the Armenian side to act as a guarantor of the security of these people. "At the same time, I once again emphasize Armenia's commitment to an exclusively peaceful settlement of the conflict", he concluded.
To note, during the visit to Yerevan, Trump's adviser on national security, referring to the possible sale of American weapons to Azerbaijan, in particular, said: "I cannot predict what the decision will be on increasing the sale of weapons. But the situation is that Armenia's most of its weapons are purchased from Russia, Azerbaijan also purchases more than 80% from the Russian Federation. This circumstance certainly does not contribute to the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. This fact provides a serious tool to influence the parties and does not lead to peace. We, the Americans, believe that competitiveness is the driving force. "And our weapons are in any case better than the Russian ones. And I believe that we should study this issue within the framework of our laws. "