June 19
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Armenia is dissatisfied with the CSTO response to Azerbaijani aggression, Armenian parliament speaker Alen Simonyan said during an interview to Public TV Channel.

"Our expectations are not met. It will be difficult for us, being in constant contact with the people, to explain to them why the CSTO does not take the measures envisaged. Naturally, we have made, are making and will make conclusions," he said.

Simonyan also added that at the same time, the Armenian side keeps expecting an appropriate reaction from CSTO: "Although, one may wonder what else to expect.

 In this context, Simonyan drew parallels with a spoiled gun, which can "hit or just scare". The speaker also agreed with the anchor's comment that Azerbaijan "doesn't take this gun" seriously.

"If it seems to you or the viewers that I will defend the CSTO, I have no such desire. I fully share that assessment. We're talking about what to do. And I do not think that now is the time to make any sudden moves, but I share the assessment," he stressed.

Simonyan recalled that Armenia and Russia also have an agreement on friendship and mutual assistance and according to him, the Armenian side is waiting for more tangible actions, rather than statements.

He said he was outraged by the provocative statements made on Russian public TV channels about the Armenian authorities: "I honestly don't understand what kind of strategy this is and what goal it pursues.

Responding to a question on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's upcoming visit, Simonyan said she is visiting Armenia on his invitation. To his conviction, the decision of visiting Armenia is an assessment of the democratic situation in the country by Washington. Simonian thanked her for not canceling her previously planned trip.

"Her visit to Armenia will be of great importance precisely in terms of security," the speaker said.

He added that now both Pelosi and other partners are expected only on security issues and all contacts are about that.

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