No need to look for any hint or hidden subtext: Defense Ministry spox clarifies remarks of Deputy Chief of General Staff
16:12, Friday, 30 September, 2022
Spokesperson of the Armenian Defense Ministry Aram Torosyan made clarifications over the statement made by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of Armed Forces Arakel Martikyan who said that the Armed Forces have an order to restore Armenia’s territorial integrity and must fulfill the order of the supreme commander.
What was Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Arakel Martikyan referring to when he said during a press conference that the Armed Forces have an order to restore the territorial integrity of Armenia and are obliged to fulfill the order of the supreme commander?
Aram Torosyan: The Deputy Chief of the General Staff gave the general description of the main mission of the Armed Forces of Armenia, that is to protect Armenia’s sovereign territory from external threats. There is nothing extraordinary or new in that statement.
In other words, that statement wasn't a hint about any action?
Aram Torosyan: There is no need to look for any hint or hidden subtext. Deputy Chief of the General Staff Arakel Martikyan talked about the main mission of the Armed Forces – the protection of the sovereign territory of Armenia. At this moment all the diplomatic tools are put in action for the withdrawal of Azerbaijani units from Armenia’s sovereign territory.