Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
There are no Armenians among the people taken captive as a result of a terrorist attack on the BP's oilfield in Algeria. Spokesman of Armenia's Foreign Ministry Tigran Balayan says, referring to Algeria's Foreign Ministry.
Earlier FrancePress quoted a representative of the terrorists as saying on the air of Al Jazeera that there was an Armenian citizen among the 41 captives.
The Algerian authorities suppose that the attack was organized by the Battalion of Blood group. It is not yet clear what the terrorists want. Some sources report that they demand stopping the military intervention in Mali, others say they want a ransom.