Armenian envoy rubbishes Azeri counterpart’s Georgian grenade claims

Armenian envoy rubbishes Azeri counterpart’s Georgian grenade claims

Arminfo
14 May 05

YEREVAN

A grenade is not a bottle of cognac which says where it was produced,”
the Armenian ambassador to Georgia, Georgiy Khosroyev, told Arminfo
commenting on news agencies reports that the grenade found in
Tbilisi’s Freedom Square was made in Armenia.

Earlier, a number of media outlets published a statement by the
Azerbaijani ambassador to Georgia, Ramiz Hasanov, in which he “said”
that the US ambassador to Georgia, Richard Miles, had invited heads of
diplomatic missions accredited in Georgia to inform them of the
results of George Bush’s visit to Tbilisi.

The statement said that before the meeting an FBI representative told
the ambassadors that the grenade discovered 30 metres from the
presidential podium had been made in Armenia.

In this connection, the Armenian ambassador to Georgia said he had
also attended the meeting but added that nothing like that had been
said.

“The difference between an ‘army’ and ‘Armenian’ grenade is
significant. I am not a specialist in this field, but I suppose a
grenade is not a bottle of cognac which says where it was produced,”
Georgiy Khosroyev said.

At the same time, Khosroyev declined to comment on the meeting at the
US embassy, saying that “apparently people hear only what they want to
hear”.

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