SENATOR OBAMA SPEAKS OUT ON IMPORTANCE OF RECOGNIZING ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

PanARMENIAN.Net
25.09.2006 15:32 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ More than 200 Illinois constituents had an
opportunity to hear Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) speak out on the
importance of recognizing the Armenian Genocide and encouraged the
Turkish Government to end their campaign of denial, reported the
Armenian National Committee of Illinois. Sen. Obama stated that the
Armenian Genocide was one of the most horrific tragedies that occurred
during the 20th Century by the Turkish Government. He also stressed
the importance of working to end the campaign of denial and speaking
the truth, which in some instances has unfortunately jeopardized
peoples' careers.

Following the meeting Birazian met with Harry Kruglik, the Legislative
Clerk for Sen. Obama and thanked the Senator for writing a letter to
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressing his concerns with the
Administration's decision to recall the previous Ambassador to Armenia,
John Evans.