YEREVAN, September 27. /ARKA/. Armenia makes decisions whether to join certain organization or not on its own, US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern said Friday in commenting the statement by former minister of interior Ashot Manucharyan.
On September 14 Manucharyan told a press conference that Armenia made a decision to join Russia-led Customs Union under US pressure and that Armenian leadership is under US influence.
After the negotiations of Armenian and Russian presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Vladimir Putin in Moscow on September 3, a statement was made about Armenia’s intention to join the Customs Union and to take part in formation of the Eurasian economic union. Before that, Yerevan was expected to sign an agreement of association and free trade area with the European Union at an Eastern partnership summit in Vilnius. EU officials say these two formats are incompatible.–0—