JOHN KERRY: "AS A PRESIDENT I WILL FIGHT AGAINST DENIAL OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE"

ArmenPress
Sept 1 2004

WASHINGTON, SEPTEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS: One of the candidates of US
presidency, Democrat John Kerry, has been the supporter of Armenian
issues in the Senate. He has variously supported Armenian resolutions
and has pledged to recognize Armenian Genocide upon being elected.

Last week John Kerry has even more clarified his disposition
unveiling the most expressive statement on Genocide. "John Kerry
Edwards administration will launch a fight against denial of Armenian
Genocide," the statement says.

The Democrat candidate, who the recent polls say, has almost equal
rating as George Bush does, has even excelled in a number of important
issues. In his statement he said that it has been a great honor for
him to work with Armenian community during the recent two decade of
years around such important issues as Armenia Genocide or improvement
in Armenian-American relations.

John Kerry urged the Armenians to go to their constituencies on
November 2 and vote for him and John Edwards.

The Democrat candidate clearly formulates how his administration is
going to recognize Armenian genocide, if elected.

"As a president, I will fight against denial of Armenian genocide.
My administration will recognize April 24, 2005 as the 90th anniversary
of the atrocities and I will do everything that the lessons learned
from the crime against humanity be used in prevention of other
genocides. There can not be any compromise in the moral issue of
putting an end to massacres," John Kerry's statement says.