National Security Minister Resigns

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–According to press office of President Robert Kocharian–the Minister of National Security–Serge Sarkissian has tendered his resignation. There are no reports on whether president Kocharian has accepted his resignation not.

The Armenian military and many political groups have demanded the resignation of top law- enforcement leaders.

The president was resisting these pressures awaiting further clarification of the situation in the wake of the bloody attack on the Armenian parliament.

Suren Abrahamian–the Minister of Interior had already presented his resignation a few days ago–but Sarkissian has been a close ally and a pillar to the. Kocharian administration.

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