A non-binding resolution, H.RES. 279, backed by 30 members of the US House of Representatives, is urging Turkey to immediately “lift restrictions on freedom of expression” and respect universal human rights.
WASHINGTON—A prayer service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was held at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday evening. The service remembered those lost in the genocide and showed gratitude for the regeneration of life that the survivors worked so hard to create. United States Vice President Joseph Biden…
WASHINGTON (RFE/RL)—The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has joined in worldwide commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with an online exhibition and a special statement honoring its victims. “On the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum remembers the suffering of the Armenian people,” said the…
ANCA Welcomes Signing to Take Place During Armenian President’s Visit to Washington WASHINGTON–U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills on Tuesday confirmed reports that a U.S.-Armenia Trade and Investment Treaty will be signed during President Sarkisian’s working visit this week to Washington, DC, the final step in the negotiation of a bilateral economic accord long sought…
The first Ambassador of the United States to the second Republic of Armenia, Harry J. Gilmore, of Dumfries, Virginia, died of a heart attack on April 23 at the age of 77.
Members of Congress joined with Armenian Americans from throughout the U.S. at the Capitol Hill observance of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, an evening of moving tributes and equally powerful calls for the President Obama to reject Turkey’s gag-rule and press Ankara toward a truthful and just resolution of this crime against humanity, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.
Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), for an entire hour on the House Floor, read the names of a small fraction of the 1.5 million people killed during the Armenian Genocide after business concluded in the House for the day.
The White House has declined to clarify whether U.S. President Barack Obama will use the word “genocide” in his upcoming annual statement on the 1915 mass killings and deportations of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey.
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in advance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The United States of America will be officially represented on the centenary of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan at the Dzidzernagapert Memorial with members of a delegation who will be appointed by the U.S. President Barack Obama, the American Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills announced Monday.