Armenian Embassy Refutes Reports on Gen. Antranig’s Reburial in Armenia

WASHINGTON DC–The Armenian embassy in Washington refuted reports made by certain members of the Armenian-American press that the remains of General Antranig will be reburied in Armenia by the decision of the Armenian government. The embassy made the announcement on February 20.

The embassy claims reports regarding the General’s reburial were put forward by Armenian-American historian Antranig Chalabian –who claims to have received the news from Arman Kirakossian–Armenia’s ambassador to the United States.

The Armenian embassy in Washington stated the news being spread does not correspond to the truth. The embassy said–"Ever since the remains of General Antranig were transferred to Armenia–many Diasporan Armenia’s have contacted us to find out what plans are being undertaken by the Armenian government make the General’s memory eternal. Chalabian also made a similar inquiry with the embassy–and was told by Ambassador Kirakossian that the government is considering the erection of a monument in Yerevan in honor of General Antranig. The reburial of the General’s remains was never discussed between Chalabian and the ambassador."

The Armenian embassy added–"Antranig Chalabian informed us of fundraising efforts initiated by him for the realization of the monument–however this has nothing to do with the so-called plans on the General’s reburial."

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