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US-Armenia Relations Unchanged Despite EEU Membership, Says State Dept.

US-Armenia Relations Unchanged Despite EEU Membership, Says State Dept.

Washington’s collaboration with Yerevan will continue after Armenia officially becomes a member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the US State Department’s Spokeswoman Jen Psaki has said.

December 12th, 2014

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Adam Schiff Condemns Killing of Karabakh Soldier by Azeri Forces

Adam Schiff Condemns Killing of Karabakh Soldier by Azeri Forces

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Tuesday condemned the killing of an Artsakh Defense Army soldier on Monday by Azeri forces along the border.

December 10th, 2014

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U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Calls Return of Churches An ‘Important Priority’

U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Calls Return of Churches An ‘Important Priority’

“Advocating full respect for the rights of Turkey’s ethnic and religious communities, including restoring ownership of religious property, will be a very important priority for me and my staff,” U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass explained to Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) in response to a series of questions posed by the Illinois legislator in the days leading up to the Ambassador’s confirmation last week by the U.S. Senate, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

September 23rd, 2014

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ANCA Welcomes Gus Bilirakis as New Vice-Chair of Congressional Armenian Caucus

ANCA Welcomes Gus Bilirakis as New Vice-Chair of Congressional Armenian Caucus

Florida Republican Congressman Gus Bilirakis, a longtime champion of Hellenic and Armenian American issues, will serve as a Republican Vice-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, a move warmly welcomed by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

September 18th, 2014

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US Calls on Baku to Investigate Captive Armenian Villager’s Death

US Calls on Baku to Investigate Captive Armenian Villager’s Death

A State Department spokesperson, in response to an August 15th media inquiry about the violent abuse and subsequent death of an Armenian civilian while in Azerbaijani custody, has issued a statement.

August 18th, 2014

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Chairman Royce Condemns Baku’s Karabakh Cease Fire Violations

Chairman Royce Condemns Baku’s Karabakh Cease Fire Violations

Representative Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Thursday issued the following statement on the escalation of violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

August 14th, 2014

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Congressional Pressure Grows to Stop Aliyev’s Aggression

Congressional Pressure Grows to Stop Aliyev’s Aggression

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), amid growing Congressional opposition to Baku’s escalating aggression, is calling directly upon the Obama Administration for U.S. leadership in stopping Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s march toward war.

August 13th, 2014

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ANCA’s Hamparian Decries Obama’s Choice for Turkey Ambassador

ANCA’s Hamparian Decries Obama’s Choice for Turkey Ambassador

ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of John Bass for U.S. Ambassador to Turkey.

July 29th, 2014

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Obama’s Choice of Envoy to Turkey Stumbles at Hearing, Denies Genocide

Obama’s Choice of Envoy to Turkey Stumbles at Hearing, Denies Genocide

John Bass, President Barack Obama’s nominee for the post of US Ambassador to Turkey, during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday denied the Armenian Genocide and stumbled on characterizing the widely documented abuses and freedom violations by official Ankara.

July 16th, 2014

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Body of 17-Year-Old Karvachar Youth Found

Body of 17-Year-Old Karvachar Youth Found

The remains of the a 17-year-old Karvachar resident, Smat Tsakanian, believed to have been abducted from his home by Azerbaijani commandos earlier this month was found in Nor Erkedj, reported Armlur.am.

July 15th, 2014

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Chairman Ed Royce to Speak at Hearing on Turkish Democracy

Chairman Ed Royce to Speak at Hearing on Turkish Democracy

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will deliver an opening statement at a subcommittee hearing, entitled “The Future of Turkish Democracy.”

July 15th, 2014

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Obama Nominates Richard Mills for US Ambassador to Armenia

Obama Nominates Richard Mills for US Ambassador to Armenia

-President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Richard M. Mills, Jr. as his pick to become the US Ambassador to Armenia, the White House announced.

July 10th, 2014

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#ReturnChurches: ANCA Rallies Support for Churches Accountability Act

#ReturnChurches: ANCA Rallies Support for Churches Accountability Act

With just days to Thursday’s vote by the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Turkey Christian Churches Accountability Act (H.R. 4347), the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has set Tuesday, June 24th as a day for Congressional calls and social media activism in support of this bipartisan religious freedom measure.

June 23rd, 2014

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Senate Appropriators Reaffirm Support for Artsakh Aid Program

Senate Appropriators Reaffirm Support for Artsakh Aid Program

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, by a bipartisan vote of 25 to 5, on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted a Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) foreign aid legislative package that, once again, reaffirmed U.S. support for the longstanding U.S. assistance program for Nagorno Karabakh, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

June 19th, 2014

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