Politics 18:22 03/12/2021 Armenia

Spokesman: Vanetsyan has ‘rooted out weeds like Alen Simonyan’ during 20 years of his activity

Spokesman of the opposition Homeland Party Sos Hakobyan on Friday denounced the statements of Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan during an interview to the Public TV Company.

Responding to the “offensive” remarks of Artur Vanesyan, the leader of the Homeland Party, about Nikol Pashinyan and his team at the interview, Simonyan said they “will not remain unanswered”.

“I just feel sorry for those people. They do not understand politics, they do not know the Armenian people. Well, when did they interact with the people? When did Vanetsyan have communication with the Armenian people? He used to be Serzh Sargsyan's man, then he was given the opportunity to become a member of the revolutionary team. However, he left the team and found his place next to Serzh Sargsyan. He was among the persons with the highest rating after the revolution, but now his rating has hit rock bottom,” Simonyan said.

"During the 20 years of his activity, Vanetsyan has always fought and rooted out weeds like Simonyan and his colleagues, who do nothing with their activities, but poison the environment with their existence,” Hakobyan told Aravot.am in an interview.

He argued that Vanetsyan was not given the opportunity to do anything, but from the very first day until the day of his resignation, he did everything possible to strongly defend Armenia's interests, especially in terms of maintaining reliable relations with Armenia’s strategic ally Russia, fighting crime and rooting out corruption in the country.

“When Vanetsyan realized that it was impossible to stop those nation-destroying men alone and preventing the collapse of Armenia and Artsakh, he left politics at the time and came back after some time. Whereas Simonyan, along with his backpack colleagues and political father, will always be remembered by generations as the ones, who turned Armenia from a regional factor into an object of regional negotiations. Generations will remember them for centuries. I think they will still manage to "enjoy” their stigma during their lifetime,” the spokesman said.

He criticized the activity of Simonyan and his team as “useless”, adding they have failed to push ahead with Armenia’s interests at meetings with international partners.

Also, the spokesman stated Simonyan is fulfilling the order of Nikol Pashinyan to “criticize and slander” his opponents.



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