Statement from the U.S. Embassy

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The Office of the Acting Prime Minister and the U.S. Embassy regret that the quote attributed to Ambassador Mills in the press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office today was a mistranslation of the Ambassador’s comments and the views of the U.S. government.  As the U.S. Embassy has said before, peaceful assembly of the Armenian people and their right to free expression are guaranteed under the Armenian constitution.  We believe these rights should be fully respected and that the formation of a new government should be the result of good-faith negotiations.