LONDON–In a commentary which appeared in the May 14 edition of London’s The Observer newspaper–British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook wrote–"When Hitler was planning the Holocaust–he could calmly assert that `nobody remembers the Armenia’s now.’ "
The article which expressed Britain’s support for a conference in Rome discussing the establishment of International Criminal Court–does not refer to the Armenian Genocide among the atrocities of man’s inhumanity to man–save that one quote which has now become infamous when discussing the Genocide.
Cook goes on to assert that creation of a court could deter future genocides and human rights abuses and would be able to punish the perpetrators of such crimes.
In the article–entitled "Millions More will be Killed. Millions More will Starve. Millions More will be Violated. They Must Have Justice," Cook said "The prize is too valuable to pass up. A court able to bring to justice those fugues who in the past have too often escaped without punishment."
Some Armenian media outlets deemed this article as Cook’s recognition of the Armenian Genocide–however–no place in the entire commentary was the Armenian issue ever discussed or described.