WASHINGTON—Former US Ambassador to Armenia John Evans, during an international webcast of an Armenian National Committee of America town hall meeting Thursday, called the Armenia-Turkey protocols “flawed.”
“This is a flawed document,” said Evans.
“I think that the impulse to try to get diplomatic relations started and to get the border opened was a good impulse. In the execution there may have been, and there certainly were some shoddy work,” added Evans who prefaced his remarks by noting that he was speaking on his own behalf and not as a representative of any government or organization.
The 90-minute program, organized by the ANC of Greater Washington, touched on many facets of the protocols on the establishment and development of relations between Armenia and Turkey and featured Evans as a speaker.
The retired diplomat, who was fired by the State Department for speaking honestly and calling the events of 1915 Genocide, addressed a broad range of legal and diplomatic concerns related to the protocols. The full scope of his remarks, as well as the ANCA presentation and question and answer session, are available on-line at anca.org/townhall