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Armenia president dismisses Security Council chief from his job

Armenia president dismisses Security Council chief from his job

PanARMENIAN.Net - President Serzh Sargsyan on Tuesday, May 2 signed a decree to relieve Yuri Khachaturov of the position of the secretary of the National Security Council.

Khachaturov now serves as the secretary general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and is the former Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces.

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If Harutyun Gharagyozyan, Artyom Tsarukyan and Khachik Manukyan don’t withdraw the applications, their resignation will be accepted.
The parliament voted by secret ballot with 88 in favor and 12 opposed, with Babloyan beating Edmon Marukyan from YELQ bloc.
YELQ spokesman Tigran Avinyan said the MPs will return to the hall once the president's speech is over to participate in the fist session.
Also, Naira Zohrabyan, Vardevan Grigoryan and Vardan Bostanjyan will head three of the new parliament’s committees.
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