March 23
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YEREVAN. - Delegation of Armenian National Congress has no reason to lie, a member of ANC delegation negotiating with authorities Vahan Khachatryan to Armenian

“Let them look back at how they fooled people for the last three years. We have no reason to lie, we speak our deeds and we do what we promise,” said Khachatryan.

He claims that ANC insists on holding early elections for the good of the people and the country.

Asked to comment on the statement by the coordinator of the Armenian National Congress Levon Zurabyan that the dialogue is suspended and will not be resumed until Tigran Arakelyan is in custody, Vahagn Khachatryan said that everything is said and there is nothing to comment on.

At the same time the opposition member found it difficult to say what will be the course of further events and whether the authorities will meet the demands of ANC delegation.

"We are not their hostages, they should not arrest our young supporters as it does not satisfy our - I stress - legal demands to continue negotiating with them," concluded Khachatryan. 

Earlier ANC gave the authorities 24 hours to “decide on the status of Tigran Arakelyan” which already ran out. On Friday ANC suspended participation in the 7th round of the authorities-opposition dialogue. On Friday morning ANC rep. Samvel Abrahamyan came to the meeting, saying ANC delegation considered it inexpedient to come to the meeting. The general opinion is that ANC representative group did not show up for the meeting because Tigran Arakelyan is still in confinement.

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