I’m very glad that Mr. Mkrtchyan finally understood that the Director of the National Security Service of Armenia can’t be ex officio a member of any political team. In general, an officer of the National Security Service serves the State, not the political authorities. This is what former Director of the National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan told 168.am, responding to the statement by deputy of the My Step faction Aren Mkrtchyan that Vanetsyan has never been a member of the political team and that making revelations is the NSS Director’s duty, not something to boast about.
“As far as boasting about revelations is concerned, unlike everyone else, I have never boasted about the revelations made by the National Security Service. I believe that, after all this, Mr. Mkrtchyan will vote against the bill on making the positions of director of the National Security Service and police chief political positions, something that is inadmissible. Thank God they never considered me a member of their political team,” he said.