"THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IS NOT A SIMPLE BILATERAL CONFLICT BETWEEN NATIONS NEEDING MEDIATION," ARAM HAMBARYAN RESPONDS TO CLINTON

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13:09 . 01/03

"The Armenian Genocide is a major crime against all humanity,
requiring international justice, not a simple bilateral conflict
between nations needing mediation," ANCA Executive Director Aram
Hambaryan responded to the comments of Hillary Clinton, she gave
in answer to the questions given to her by the House Appropriations
Subcommittee on State-Foreign Operations.

"It's truly a sad spectacle to see our nation's top diplomat pressured
by Turkey to dance around the truth and play word games with genocide,"
Arm Hambaryan as said.

In a forceful series of questions offered during the House
Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations hearing with
Secretary Clinton, Rep. Schiff referenced the U.S. record of affirming
the Armenian Genocide, citing a document submitted to the International
Court of Justice in 1951 clearly referencing the Armenian Genocide,
President Ronald Reagan's affirmation of the Armenian Genocide in
1981 and Secretary Clinton's own statements as Senator properly
characterizing those crimes.

Once again, Secretary Clinton was evasive, resorting to euphemisms
such as "terrible events," and "one of the worst atrocities of the
20th century," but stopping short of her clear statements as Senator
in 2008, when she affirmed that "the horrible events perpetrated
by the Ottoman Empire against Armenians constitute a clear case of
genocide." She noted President Obama's annual April 24th statement,
in which he has argued that "a full, frank and just acknowledgement
of the facts of what happened is in everyone's interest," then put
the onus on the Turkish and Armenian people, and their respective
governments, to resolve the issue.


From: Baghdasarian