has recalled its Ambassador from Israel.

Based on a motion by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, President Armen Sarkissian has signed a decree on recalling Armen Smbatyan from the post of Armenia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Israel.

Amid the War in fall 2020, Armenia recalled the Ambassador for consultations connected with the supply of Israeli weapons to Azerbaijan.

In April Armen Smbatyan has was charged with aiding and abetting the abuse by another official – the former Minister of Culture and Youth Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, as well as money laundering.

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