ArmInfo. The articles similar to the one posted by the Hetq.am news website are an attempt to distract public attention by means of a false agenda, reads a statement by the RA presidential staff.
Following RA President Armen Sarkissian's resignation and his statement, Hetq.am posted an article entitled "The Pyramid of Lies Collapsed: President Armen Sarkissian Had to Resign." According to the authors, Armen Sarkissian has until recently been a citizen of a small island country in the Caribbean - St. Kitts and Nevis. Therefore, "he thus wasn't eligible to be elected president."
"Hence, all the decrees he signed, including various laws, the appointments of officials, the elections, even the appointment of the prime minister, are illegal," the authors claim.
"President Armen Sarkissian is unlikely to return to Armenia since he could be prosecuted for forging official documents," reads the article.
On January 25, the RA Prosecutor General's Office forwarded the article to the RA National Security, stating that Armen Sarkissian was a foreign citizen before being elected Armenia's president "in view of the fact that back in April 2021 a criminal investigation was launched into forgery of documents, over the concealment of the fact of Armen Sarkissian's dual citizenship."
"By his statement on resignation Armen Sarkissian drew the public attention to the real problems and challenges facing the country, describing the current situation as a national crisis.
"Regrettably, articles similar to the one posted by the Hetq.am news website are an attempt to distract public attention by means of a false agenda. We re-affirm that the statement on the president's resignation contains a clear assessment of and real reasons for his resignation," reads the statement by the RA presidential staff.