ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of John Bass for U.S. Ambassador to Turkey.
“We have an unrelenting commitment to our common heritage. So, too, are we united in our mission of service and in our vision of justice. And thus, the Armenian Bar Association(ArmenBar) is not your typical professional lawyers’ and judges’ organization,” said Armen K. Hovannisian, the newly elected chairman of ArmenBar at their 25th annual national meeting held in New York City recently.
The prime minister of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Ara Harutunian said Monday that the so-called Madrid Principles, based on which the OSCE Minsk Group is mediating a resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, are “unacceptable,” reported RFE/RL.
A church in the Armenian-populated village of Karaduran, Syria, near Kessab, which was looted during the region’s occupation by extremist forces, was reconsecrated on Friday, Kessab community spokesperson Garo Manchikian told Armenpress. Manchikian also reported that the Armenian church’s first mass since its capture would be held on Sunday.