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Yerevan says Armenia’s accession to Rome Statute will not harm relations with Russia


Yerevan said Armenia’s accession to the Rome Statute would not harm relations with Russia.
Deputy Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Hakob Arshakyan suggested that Russia sign an agreement that would exclude the influence of the Rome Statute on relations between Moscow and Yerevan.
“We have heard the concerns expressed by the Russian Federation, and I believe that we will be able to ensure that the provision of the continuation of the Rome Statute process does not undermine the strategic relations between Armenia and Russia. “, Archakyan said in a statementview with Armenpress.
He noted that Armenia’s ruling party “has no such intention or desire” to execute the International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant against the Russian president. According to Arshakyan, the Armenian Constitutional Court recognized the legal jurisdiction of the ICC in the context of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry had described Armenia’s plans to join the Rome Statute of the ICC as “absolutely unacceptable”. TASS and RIA Novosti sources reported that Moscow warned Yerevan “of the extremely negative consequences” of such a move.The message Yerevan says Armenia’s accession to Rome Statute will not harm relations with Russia

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