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WASHINGTON—The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will begin hearings to consider President Obama’s ambassadorial nominees at noon Pacific Time, among them of his pick for Armenia, John A. Heffern.

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“We are hopeful that Senators will also take full advantage of the opportunity afforded by this hearing to seek clarification regarding the Obama Administration’s position on a range of foreign policy issues related to the Caucasus region.  Among these, of course, are a truthful and just resolution of the Armenian Genocide; a free and fair settlement of Nagorno Karabakh based on democracy and self-determination, and; the promotion of U.S.-Armenia economic relations through targeted programs and bilateral agreements to increase trade and investment,” expressed Armenian National Committee of America Executive Director Aram Hamparian.

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  1. Stephen T. Dulgarian said:

    Why hasn’t the world nations back up the reality of what Christian Armenia has gone thru over the decades. The world knows she went thru the Genocide of 1915-1923 by the then Turkish Governments. After the 1st World War, the Turkish Government along with Armenia & 16 other nations signed the Sevres Treaty in August of 1920 giving Armenia 40,000 square miles of its historic lands & only because of revolutionary Turks under Kemal Attaturk & revolutionary leader Lenin whom took over Czarist Russia, these two leaders crushed the Free Republic of Armenia. Stalin & Lenin then gave to the Turks Kars & Ardahan & then further divided Armenia by giving Javakh to the Georgians, & then gave Nakhichevan & Artsakh to the the Azeri’s. Not one nation brings up what the Turks & Soviets did in dividing up Armenia to them. It is time these issues should be brought forward by the present Armenian Government into the United Nations & World Courts to correct, make reparations,& land returns back to the Armenian People whom have suffered long enough.

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