Newsfeed

Zhirayr Sefilyan and Gagik Yeghiazaryan will remain under arrest: Appeal Court dismissed appeal on changing measure of their restraint

Ameriabank once again receives Commerzbank's Quality Excellence Award

Armenian court denies motion on arrest of Russian citizen wanted by USA

Azat Arshakyan: Statements about territorial concessions in Artsakh are a provocation

Gurgen Yeghiazaryan: Armenian authorities should make serious changes to avoid a revolt

Aram Manukyan moved to Erebuni Medical Center to undergo one more surgery

Aleksandr Iskandaryan: Authorities cherish illusions that they still can manage the apathy in the country

Defense Ministry: Information about downing of Armenian Armed Forces' drone over Nakhijevan is false

BM-22 arrow-shaped finned hard core projectile found in basement of a building in Yerevan

James Warlick made statement related to celebration of Artsakh Independence Day

Armenia's Ombudsman met with Andrias Ghukasyan's wife

Adversary fired Karabakh positions from "Utes" NSV large caliber machinegun

Armenia's Foreign Ministry has no information whether there are citizens of Armenia among victims of fire at warehouse in Moscow

VivaCell-MTS General Partner of the Paros Chamber Choir that Wins 2 Silver Medals at the Choir Olympics

David Sanasaryan: Fight for release of all political prisoners and for power change will be continued in Armenia

No citizens of Armenia among killed or injured in earthquakes in Italy, emergency situations ministry says

Eduard Sharmazanov: There will be no problem with delivery of grape

"Heritage" Party demands to stop criminal persecution of its representatives

Arman Melikyan: Moscow’s actions have become very predictable and those who lead it to a dilemma know beforehand what it will choose

Hotline available at Armenia's Embassy in Italy

Hackathon contest to be launched by MIC Armenia with support of Beeline

Putin charges immediate operability tests of Russian troops

Sources: Leadership of 102nd Russian military base in Armenia may be replaced soon

Armenian FM: Still no data if there were Armenians among quake victims in Italy

Regional

Head of Armenian Delegation to PACE: "We did not allow Ilham Aliyev to avoid the burning questions of European parliamentarians"

  • by Ashot Safaryan

  • Thursday, July 3, 21:21

Armenian Delegation to PACE has decided not to ask questions to President of Azerbaija Ilham Aliyev to avoid another anti-Armenian show, Hermine Naghdalyan, Head of the Delegation, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament, told reporters, Thursday.  Meanwhile, the silence of Armenian parliamentarians during Aliyev's speech at PACE aroused harsh criticism of Armenian media outlets and politicians. The delegation was blamed for incompetence and inability to 'get Aliyev cornered.'

The delegates, in turn, consider their behavior justified. Naghdalayan said that the experience of past years shows that addressing a question to Aliyev means to give him an opportunity to make xenophobic and fascist statements against Armenia and Armenians. Furthermore, in such situations, the delegation is not allowed to reply to the speaker. 

"In addition, our questions would allow Aliyev avoid sharper and more burning questions by European parliamentarians, who voiced the problems with human rights, persecution of reporters and opposition in Azerbaijan. Baku explains all its problems with the unresolved Karabakh conflict. The conflict has become a security belt for Aliyev's clan. This time, we deprived him of that security belt," she explained.  As regards the accusations by parliamentarian Hamlet Haroutiunyan, who blamed Naghdalyan for incompetence and lack of professionalism, she said: "I don't think that Haroutiunyan would act more effectively at PACE, if he were on my place."

She recalled that several years ago, the Armenian Delegation to PACE asked a question to Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan during his speech at the PACE tribune. The prime minister went furious and severely criticized the Armenian delegation. That fact also became a reason for media to criticize the Armenian delegates. "It turns out that criticism is inevitable what ever we do," Naghdalyan said. 

Send to a friend

To (e-mail)


Your name


Message


Comments

View comments (0)
  • READ ALL COMMENTS
  • POST A COMMENT

Be first to comment on this article

* Indicates required fields