ArmInfo. It's quite difficult to name clear reasons for the resignation of the director of the National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan. However, the text of his resignation clearly shows the difference between the actions of political power and the perception of these actions by the director of the NSS, famous Armenian human rights activist Artur Sakunts expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced Vanetsyan's resignation on September 16. After that, Vanetsyan himself announced his resignation, noting in his statement that "spontaneous decisions, randomness of actions, the absence of priorities between the primary and secondary issues are not the path that leads to the achievement of goals." Armenian President Armen Sarkissian has already signed a decree on dismissing Vanetsyan from the post of head of the National Security Service.
"Vanetsyan's statement made clear assessments of the government's activities. Accordingly, it can be considered as a statement by a politician rather than a director of the National Security Service. However, Vanetsyan does not agree with completely different decisions of the authorities, which in fact do not affect him as the director of the National Security Service, "the human rights activist emphasized.
According to Sakunts, Vanetsyan's call to "stop" was clearly addressed to his immediate superiors in the person of Prime Minister Pashinyan. He also believes that the former director of the NSS attached too much importance to his self. Moreover, he was one of the main figures in post-revolutionary Armenia, which contradicted the status of the director of the NSS.
Thus, according to human rights activist, the director of the NSS began to consider himself as a participant in political processes, and not the head of a structure that ensures the country's national security.
"In any case, I think that NSS officer has nothing to do in shaping a new political system in Armenia. Vanetsyan's approaches as a person from the system are not the basis on which one can claim for participation in relevant, healthy political processes in our country," the human rights activist summed up.