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 Tuesday, June 15 2021 13:39
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Ararat Mirzoyan confirmed his cooperation with Armenian special  services

Ararat Mirzoyan confirmed his cooperation with Armenian special  services

ArmInfo. Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan confirmed his  cooperation with the Armenian special services. In an interview with  RFE/RL's Armenian Service, answering the relevant question, he noted  that a lot of time has passed since this information was  disseminated, but there was no opportunity to touch upon this issue.

"I would like to say that the National Security Service of Armenia  turned to me as a graduate student of the Armenian Genocide Institute  and a researcher, an employee of the Department of Public and  Political Documents of the National Archives, a historian who writes  various articles, including for foreign publications, on the eve of  100 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, and asked to assist them on  this agenda," the Speaker of the Armenian parliament said.

To clarify, that is, it was during the presidency of third of the  Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, Mirzoyan hesitated a little, and  then noted that perhaps it was during a transitional period, when  Kocharian (the second President of the Republic of Armenia) was still  in power.

"As a patriot and specialist, I expressed my readiness to assist our  NSS on this very issue. As for the document, there is such a  document. As for the rest of the content (work for the Turkish  special services, Ed. note) - this is nonsense, and this person  (Mikayel Minasyan - Serzh Sargsyan's son-in-law, Ed. note) must also  be punished for defaming my good name. This is the whole story," said  the head of the Armenian parliament.   To note, back in mid-January of this year, former Armenian Ambassador  to the Vatican and son-in-law of the third Armenian President Mikayel  Minasyan, during the video message "Requiem 8: Diaspora and Genocide:  facts about a Turkish spy and a high-ranking official-agent of the  National Security Service" stated that the second official of the  Republic of Armenia, Ararat Mirzoyan, is an agent of the Turkish  special services.  Minasyan noted that Mirzoyan came to the attention  of the Turkish special services back in 2005 in the United States,  where he studied the process of America's recognition of the Armenian  Genocide. According to Minasyan, Mirzoyan then agreed to transfer  secret information to the Turks about what is happening at the  Institute, what work is being done, and so on.  

The former ambassador also assured that some time later Mirzoyan was  in the spotlight of the Armenian National Security Service, which  traced the contacts of the young man and Turkey. He was invited to  the NSS, where he was told that he would face imprisonment for high  treason or that he should become a double agent. It was then,  according to Minasyan, that Mirzoyan, allegedly on the advice of the  Turkish special services, began to cooperate with Nikol Pashinyan and  then came to power.  As "evidence", Minasyan presented a handwritten  letter from Ararat Mirzoyan, dated 2007, in which the latter gives  his consent to cooperate with the NSS of Armenia. 


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