When I was to leave before the Davos forum, George Soros, the founder of Open Society Foundations, had expressed a desire to meet with me. But my work schedule was very hectic, and I couldn’t meet his request for a meeting. The Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, on Sunday noted this at a press conference in Los Angeles, and when asked whether he has met with George Soros, and how he would respond to the allegations that he is “Soros’ man.”
“Now there are two hypotheses,” Pashinyan responded. “The first hypothesis, the authors of the conspiracy theory say, ‘So it [last year’s velvet revolution in Armenia] was planned somewhere where the revolutions you know are planned.’ And where revolutions are planned, they are in no less suspicion and suffering because they say, ‘We understood; if we didn’t do this revolution, then who dared to make a revolution without our permission?’
“So I ask all parties to calm down because those who have been in the Republic of Armenia (...) know who has done the revolution, and how. The revolution has been on live broadcast, and this story has a long history.”
In the PM’s words, those who want to give this revolution’s “copyright” by the Armenian people to others, to some foreigners, are disrespecting the Armenian people.
“The Armenian people have done this revolution,” he said, in particular. “Those who want to mix Soros, or something [into it], want to insult the dignity of the Armenian people.”