ArmInfo.The head of the National Security Service of Armenia calls on all political and public figures who can attest to the allegations of conspiracy to surrender Artsakh or part of its territories, to come to the National Security Service and give a corresponding message.
"The fact that as of today David Shahnazaryan has not given explanations in connection with the previously voiced statement about the conspiracy, indicates the absence of any justification and that they were politically motivated," Director of the National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan told reporters on December 9.
The head of the special service recalled that even on December 5, the third number of the proportional list of the Republican Party, the former head of the MNS, David Shahnazaryan, by invitation, was to appear in the NSS to give explanations in connection with the statements made earlier that the current government of Armenia pursues the policy of "Artsakh an exchange for power ", and the presentation of factual evidence confirming the truth of this statement, as Shakhnazaryan himself promised. As of December 9, David Shahnazaryan has not come to the National Security Service and has not provided any evidence in support of his statements, only publicly calling them political persecution. Nevertheless, Artur Vanetsyan considers his compulsory invitation to the National Security Service unreasonable, since the public statement did not become official, supported by concrete facts. Thus, the society itself will assess the words and actions of Shahnazaryan.
To recall, that former head of the Armenian Security Ministry David Shahnazaryan twice - on November 27 and December 4, at a press conference stated that the current government of Armenia is implementing the program "Artsakh in exchange for power", and the words of the associate acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan Sasun Mikayelyan that the May Revolution is more important than the Artsakh victory, should be considered in the context of this policy. "I promise that you will be convinced of this. There are a lot of things, but today I will not present all the facts confirming the anti-Artsakh policy of the current authorities," he said.
The National Security Service reacted to the statements voiced by Shahnazaryan, seeing in them "possible elements of state treason". On December 5, Shahnazaryan was sent a notice to appear in the National Security Service and give explanations, submit supporting documents and other materials. Former member of Armenian Nationawide Movement, who had unexpectedly moved to the RPA, refused to accept the "invitation", considering it as political persecution.
Meanwhile, according to the Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, David Shahnazaryan accused the authorities of conspiring to surrender Artsakh. "That is, he accused us of organizing a conspiracy against Artsakh, and, in fact, against Armenia and the Armenian people," said the Acting Head of Government. Nikol Pashinyan stressed that after such statements, the National Security Service, of course, should prepare materials, and if it turns out that the revolution happened in this way, then the conspirators should be identified, made public and brought to justice. As Pashinyan pointed out, he, as the prime minister of the country, is obliged to be on guard of national interests. "There is a statement that in Armenia the government was preparing or is preparing a conspiracy against Artsakh. And this is an accusation of treason. If someone claims treason and does not come to law enforcement agencies to report a crime, then he is a charlatan," he said.