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    US Official News
    June 28, 2013 Friday

    Washington: PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS -- (Senate - June 26, 2013)


    The Library of Congress, The Government of USA has issued the
    following news release:

    The following petitions and memorials were laid before the Senate and
    were referred or ordered to lie on the table as indicated:

    POM-36. A resolution adopted by the Senate of the State of Louisiana
    expressing support for the Nagorno Karabakh Republic's efforts to
    develop as a free and independent nation; to the Committee on Foreign

    Senate Resolution No. 151

    Whereas, Nagorno Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, has historically
    been Armenian territory, populated by an overwhelming majority of
    Armenians, which was illegally severed from Armenia by the Soviet
    Union in 1921 and placed under the newly created Soviet Azerbaijani
    administration; and

    Whereas, February 20, 1988, marked the beginning of the national
    liberation movement in Nagorno Karabakh, which inspired people
    througheut the Soviet Union to stand up against tyranny and for their
    rights and freedoms, helping to bring democracy to millions and
    contributing to world peace; and

    Whereas, the United States Congress has repeatedly expressed support
    for the legitimate freedom aspirations of the people of Nagorno
    Karabakh; and

    Whereas, on September 2, 1991, the legislature of Nagorno Karabakh
    declared formation of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, in accordance
    with then acting legislation; and

    Whereas, on December 10, 1991, the people of the Nagorno Karabakh
    Republic voted in favor of the independence, and on January 6, 1992,
    the democratically elected legislature of the Republic formally
    declared independence; and

    Whereas, since proclaiming independence, the Nagorno Karabakh Republic
    has registered significant progress in democracy building, which has
    been most recently demonstrated during the July 19, 2012, presidential
    elections that were assessed by international observers as free and
    transparent: Now, therefore, be it

    Resolved, That the Senate of the Legislature of Louisiana hereby
    encourages and supports the Nagorno Karabakh Republic's continuing
    efforts to develop as a free and independent nation in order to
    guarantee its citizens those rights inherent in a free and independent
    society; and be it further

    Revolved, That the president and Congress of the United States of
    America are hereby urged to support the self-determination and
    democratic independence of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and its
    constructive involvement with the international community's efforts to
    reach a just and lasting solution to security issues in that
    strategically important region; and be it further

    Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the
    president of the United States, the secretary of the United States
    Senate, the clerk of the United States House of Representatives, and
    to each member of the Louisiana delegation to the United States

    [Other resolutions omitted]

    From: Baghdasarian