Armenian FM says Genocide recognition is a security issue for Armenia

YEREVAN (YERKIR)–The recognition of the Armenian genocide is a security issue for Armenia–Armenian Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian told a news conference on Wednesday.

"We have a country as our neighbor that not only denies it had attempted to destroy a whole nation but also accuses us; we cannot feel completely secure with such a neighbor," Oskanian said–adding that Turkey also openly supports Azerbaijan in the Mountainous Karabagh conflict.

At a time when Turkey is attempting to join the European Union–a body whose principles are grounded in human rights–Armenia’should step up its efforts in gaining international recognition of the genocide–Oskanian explained.

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