Armenian parliament ratifies Rome Statute

Armenian parliament ratifies Rome Statute

PanARMENIAN.Net - The Armenian Parliament on Tuesday, October 3 voted to ratify the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, acknowledging the jurisdiction of the court.

"Sixty deputies voted in favor of ratification, 20 against. The decision has been made," Parliament Speaker Alen Simonyan said.

Ahead of the vote, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said that Moscow would view any move to join the international court as "extremely hostile" towards Russia.

However, Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said earlier that joining the court was in the interests of his country's security and not directed at Russia.

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