A group of Armenian citizens today gathered in front of the US Embassy in Armenia, voicing their disagreement with U.S. President's recognition of Serzh Sargsyan's victory in the February 18 presidential election.
They called on the U.S. to be committed to democratic values and not to congratulate ‘the president elected in fake elections.'
"No one has the right to recognize illegitimate authorities without receiving the consent of people," said Ani Kaghinyan, a participant of the protest action.
The group has visited almost all embassies in Yerevan but so far no one has responded to their complaint.
"They do not answer our telephone calls either. This makes us believe that foreign embassies do not respect citizens of Armenia," said Ani Kaghinyan.
For her part Ruzanna Grigoryan added that the countries that recognize Sargsyan's victory have their interests in Armenia.
"Most of mines in Armenia are owned by developed countries. We need to show these states that in Armenia the power belongs to people."
Tsovinar Nazaryan, another participant of the protest action, said that with their recognition developed countries hinder establishment of civil society in Armenia.
One of the participants of the action, Arthur Gevorgyan, handed a letter to the Head of the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Armenia. James Land.