ArmInfo. The resignation of the director of the NSS, Arthur Vanetsyan, can have both internal and external reasons. A similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo chairman of the Helsinki Committee of Armenia, human rights activist Avetik Ishkhanyan. Internal reasons, according to his estimates, may be due to court games surrounded by the prime minister. Even in the most closed systems of power, there is always a struggle for internal influence on the country's leader. Meanwhile, both in Armenia, the NSS and the Police, as well as the investigating authorities, are structures under the Prime Minister.
"These are not separate ministries, respectively, their leaders are some of those close to the prime minister. Accordingly, Vanetsyan could well lose in this internal struggle. However, his departure could have external reasons related to geopolitics," he stressed.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced the resignation of Vanetsyan on September 16. After that, Vanetsyan himself announced his resignation, noting in his statement that "spontaneous decisions, sweeping actions, the absence of differences between the primary and secondary are not the path that leads to the achievement of goals." Armenian President Armen Sargsyan has already signed a decree on dismissing Vanetsyan from the post of head of the National Security Service. Based on the statements voiced by Vanetsyan himself, the human rights activist expressed confidence that the director of the National Security Council was clearly not resigning at his request. Vanetsyan, according to his estimates, was clearly dissatisfied with some actions, the course of the prime minister, as a result of which he was forced to resign. Regarding the very actions of Pashinyan, according to Ishkhanyan, one can only make assumptions.