ArmInfo.Activists of "Adequate" movement attacked Deputy Speaker Alen Simonyan. It happened at about 5:30pm on Mashtots Avenue near the Seasons Restaurant.
ArmInfo. <No need to pass any laws in the parliaments, to engage in the recognition and non-recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Perhaps on such a day my point of view may be inappropriate, but this is not a position of denial, because it is unacceptable and immoral to deny a historical fact. I'm just a supporter of a different path>.
ArmInfo. Hossein Amir Abdollahiyan's statement is an interference in the affairs of sovereign Armenia, well-known Russian-Israeli political scientist, journalist Avigdor Eskin told ArmInfo, commenting on the words of the special adviser to the Iranian parliament, Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat of the International Conference on the Palestinian Intifada in the Iranian Parliament, Hossein Alamir Abir.
ArmInfo.On Wednesday night in France, at the age of 74, the former president and general director of the Yerevan Brandy Factory (YBF), a great friend of Armenia and Artsakh, Pierre Larech, died. Ex-Prime Minister of Armenia Hrant Bagratyan wrote about this on his Facebook page. Larech is remembered by the people of Armenia as a great soul and a great manager who headed the strategic enterprise for the country after selling it to the world leader in the production of premium alcohol, the French company Perno Ricard.
ArmInfo.Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, highly appreciated the level of cooperation with Armenia on the implementation of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA).
ArmInfo.Armenian President Armen Sarkissian considers the legal justification of the amendments adopted by the National Assembly regarding the disclosure of banking secrets controversial and appealed to the Constitutional Court with a request to consider their compliance with the country's Constitution. This was reported by the press service of the President of Armenia.
ArmInfo.Conflict resolution efforts such as those of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Geneva International Discussions and related mechanisms, and the Transdniestrian Settlement Process will be high on the Chairmanship's agenda, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Albania's Prime Minister and Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Edi Rama noted in his address to the OSCE Permanent Council held today in Vienna.
ArmInfo.Due to escalating tensions in the Middle East, the U.S. Embassy in Armenia has taken measures to strengthen the security of the diplomatic mission. In the morning, the Embassy posted a message in Armenian, English and Farsi informing visitors about the tightening of security measures.