NATO Secretary General: “I was not faced with anti-NATO demonstrations in Armenia”

 
September 13, 2012
 
 

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that during his recent trip to Yerevan he was not faced with anti-NATO demonstrations.

In an interview to Euronews, answering the question about whether he has seen anti-NATO protests in Yerevan and doesn't he feel responsibility for what has happened to the Armenian soldier killed during NATO’s course in Budapest, NATO Secretary General said:

“This is a very unfortunate case. But let me stress that I was not faced with anti-NATO demonstrations. I was faced with young protestors who demonstrated against the Azerbaijani decision to pardon the military officer Safarov. That terrible crime shouldn’t be glorified. And I am deeply concerned that the Azerbaijani decision to pardon this army officer damages trust and it certainly doesn’t contribute to peace, to cooperation and reconciliation in the region”.


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