Congressional Quarterly
March 24 2006

J. ADAM ERELI HOLDS STATE DEPARTMENT REGULAR NEWS BRIEFING

SPEAKER:
J. ADAM ERELI, STATE DEPARTMENT DEPUTY SPOKESMAN

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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QUESTION: One question on Armenia: The Los Angeles Times, in an
editorial from your ambassador to Armenia, John Evans, under the
title, in quotation, "It Was A Genocide," wrote, inter alia, quote,
"Punishing an ambassador for speaking honestly about a 90-year-old
crime befits a cynical double-dealing monarchy, not the leader of the
free world," unquote.

How do you respond to that?

ERELI: I haven't seen the article. Let me look at it.

Thanks.

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