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A war declared: Pashinyan reacts to wiretapping
2018-12-05 19:34:52

Speaking through Facebook live streaming,  acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said the wiretapped conversation between him and the national security chief had been edited and described it as a “war declared.”

He urged everyone to take to the polls on Sunday to react to "these anti-state actions and vote for “My Step” block."

“This is the Prime Minister’s choice,” he said, noting that he anticipates a strong mandate from voters in order to respond to the counterrevolution and continue fighting corruption.

A wiretapped conversation between Armenia’s acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and chief of the National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan has been shared on YouTube.

Pashinyan has posted the video on his Facebook page, noting that “conspirators have released the second part of the wiretapping.”

During the conversation the two talk about the criminal cases against second President Robert Kocharyan and former CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov.

The conversation follows Artur Vanetsyan's earlier phone talk with Sasun Khachatryan, head of the Special Investigative Committee. The wiretapped conversation between Vanetsyan and Khachatryan was made public on September 11. 

In the recording the two talked about former officials, the March 1 case, detention of former President Robert Kocharyan and CSTO Secretary General Yuri Khachaturov, former Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan