Kocharian Breaks Silence on Oct. 27

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenian President Robert Kocharian responded to a string of allegations on June 18–implicating his involvement in the October 27–1999 parliament killings–which left eight top government officials dead–including the country’s prime minister and parliament speaker.

In a rare public reference to the ongoing trial and implications–coming from the aggressive opposition–Kocharian said: "I have announced that I shall try to refrain from commenting on the trial in order that I am not accused of meddling into court proceedings or placing pressure on the judge."

Speaking to reporters during a visit to a local plant Kocharian was asked how long he was going to tolerate open implications of some opposition forces hinting at his involvement in the attack.

Kocharian said the ongoing trial of the defendants is entering now a stage which allows him to more definitively express what he thinks about the individuals accusing him of the crime.


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