Armenia’s Security under Threat until Turkey Recognizes Armenian Genocide

YEREVAN (Yerkir)–Speaking at the International conference of Armenian National Committees (ANC), ANC of America Executive Director Aram Hamparian stressed that Armenia’s national security will consistently be under threat until Turkey recognizes the Armenian Genocide. At the conference, which is currently underway in Yerevan, Armenia, Hamparian detailed efforts to pass Genocide legislation in US Congress that officially recognizes the Genocide of Armenia’s by Ottoman Turkey. He explained that 218 votes are necessary for the adoption of that resolution. "As to Turkey’s opinion that the United States needs Ankara’s assistance, it is a temporary phenomenon. It may happen that the US will be able to find strategic allies in the region without Turkey. "I would advise not to believe what is written in the Turkish press. More often, Turkish media gives misinformation in order to show the public that it actively works to prevent the possible adoption of Armenian Genocide resolution," Hamparian said. He also emphasized that President George Bush does not have a clear stance on the issue."He says neither’yes’ nor’no;’ if such a policy existed, the American Armenian community wouldn’t protest against Richard Hoagland’s nomination as US Ambassador to Armenia. Really, Armenia needs a US ambassador, but the future ambassador must not be pro-Turkish," the ANCA Executive Director said.

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