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Armenia’s Foreign Minister, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan has resigned on Monday, amid a political turmoil that has engulfed the nation, following a Moscow-brokered truce for the area of Nagorno-Karabakh that had Armenia ceding territory to adversary Azerbaijan. 
His move was introduced by way of a Facebook by his spokesperson, who uploaded the handwritten resignation letter, shortly after the nation’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan mentioned within the parliament he had determined to dismiss him, after he publicly disagreed with the Ministry over the progress of the peace talks. 
On November 9, Pashinyan introduced that had made a “hard decision” by signing an announcement to cease the Karabakh battle, after Azerbaijani forces made main battlefield features to regain territory misplaced to Armenian separatists nearly three many years in the past.
“It’s not a victory, but there’s no defeat until you know yourself. We’ll never know and this should be the start of our national unity, rebirth season,” Pashinyan wrote in a Facebook put up. 
The settlement was hailed in Azerbaijan however sparked protests in Armenia with 1000’s of individuals taking to the streets, regardless of a martial legislation being in place, calling for Pashinyan to step down. On Tuesday, the nation’s president, Armen Sargsyan known as for holding early parliamentary elections in Armenia, in a bid to resolve the political disaster. 
“Taking into account the current situation, taking into account public demands, it is obvious that in order to avoid internal political upheavals, the holding of early parliamentary elections is inevitable,” Sarkisian mentioned in a televised handle to the nation on Monday night, RFE/RL reported. 
 
 
 

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