There will be no mass departure of Armenian Syrians. The Armenian community of Syria won’t share the destiny of the Armenian community of Iraq, said the head of the ARF Bureau Office of Political Affairs Kiro Manoyan. According to him, the Armenian community of Syria is larger than the community of Iraq, so emigration from Syria will not cause disappearance of the community. He reminded that the Armenian community of Syria is very old. There is even a 700-800-year-old Armenian church in Aleppo.
Kiro Manoyan noted that they do not have information that the Armenians are ready to leave Syria. Such statements, according to him, cause even more harm because they cause a panic.
According to him, the government of Armenia and the society need to do some work to provide necessary conditions for those Armenian Syrians who want to come to Armenia. Manoyan says the Ministry of Diaspora told them Armenian businessmen said ready to employ 500 people, while all those who return to Armenia find none.
Kiro Manoyan said military intervention is almost unlikely in Syria. In answer to the question whether Assad will leave or not, Manoyan says no one can say how this issue will be resolved.
According to Manoyan, there are three possible scenarios. The regime will stay, it will be changed, or a different government will be formed after some period of anarchy. But he says no one can say which of these scenarios is more realistic.