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Boxer, Lieberman, Sanchez Co-Sponser Senate, House Genocide Bills

Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) became, this week, the most recent additions to the growing bipartisan group of legislators supporting the Armenian Genocide Resolution (S.Res.316 and H.Res.252), reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

Senate Majority Leader To Cosponsor Armenian Genocide Resolution

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has informed the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) that he will once again support legislation calling for U.S. reaffirmation of the Armenian Genocide.

Sarkisian Holds Closed Door Discussions on Karabakh with Political Parties

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday held an extended discussion focusing on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with leaders of Armenia’s political parties that had responded to his invitation to attend the meeting. The Armenian president straightaway imposed a condition that no direct references to the speakers at the event be made in further public exchanges of

Jeffrey Affirms U.S. Diplomatic Record Citing Extermination of Armenia’s

WASHINGTON–Ambassador to Turkey designate James Jeffrey, in response to questions from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman and Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden (D-DE), affirmed that official U.S. diplomatic reports by Ambassadors Morgenthau and Elkus and other Armenian Genocide-era U.S. diplomats in the Ottoman Empire did, in fact, describe the attempted extermination of the Armenian population,

Menendez, Kerry Grill Administration’s Turkish Ambassador Nominee on Genocide Recognition

WASHINGTON–Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) grilled the Bush Administration’s nominee for the post of US Ambassador to Turkey about the veracity of the Armenian Genocide during a confirmation hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday. While James Jeffrey, the ambassadorial nominee, stated that he supported the Bush administration’s position on the

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