February 26, 2021 - 00:47 AMT
U.S. warns Armenia's Army not to "intervene" in government

The United States on Thursday, February 25 warned Armenia's armed forces against intervening in politics as the elected prime minister said there had been a coup attempt, AFP reports (via Naharnet).

"We urge all parties to exercise restraint and to avoid any escalatory or violent actions," State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters.

"We remind all parties of the bedrock democratic principle that states' armed forces should not intervene in domestic politics."

Armenia is facing a serious political crisis after the country's top military brass demanded Pashinyan's resignation. The PM, however, claims he had already dismissed the chief of the Army General Staff. The parliamentary opposition has already weighed in on the matter, urging against bloodshed and calling for a peaceful transition of power.