KOCHARIAN: WE UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE MISLED
26.02.2008 23:33 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ "Several months before the election, Levon
Ter-Petrosyan said that his purpose is to undermine state
institutes. His team-mates held meetings with representatives of
state structures. In some isolated cases they succeeded," Armenian
President Robert Kocharian told the Public Television of Armenia.
"We were warned of the dangerous strategy Levon Ter-Petrosyan
uses. Those cases when Ter-Petrsoyan’s supporters achieved success
have already been rebuffed. Law enforcers have no right in engage
in politics. Diplomats should show restraint. Those who attempt to
destroy the Armenian state system should account for their deeds,"
the President said.
He also reminded that Levon Ter-Petrosyan announced his victory 2
weeks before the election. "He has driven himself into a corner. Now
he gathered his supporters at Liberty Square and announced that
the election was forged. First of all, this is disrespect for his
own nation. I have an impression that this man was an evil for his
country and today he has become a greater evil. Instead of helping
the people out of the deadlock he aggravates the situation. The
authorities can’t tolerate endless violations of the law. Illegal
rallies have been held for 6 days already. The law enforcers had to
suppress the movement but I called on them to be patient. However,
our patience may cause an impression that the law enforcement bodies
are incapable to secure the order. We do understand that there are
many people who are misled. The developments in the Square resemble
an untalented performance.