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 PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:39 am    Post subject: [E] Sen. John Kerry calls for recognition of the Genocide Reply with quote Back to top

Statement by Democratic Presidential Hopeful John Kerry
Marking the 89th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

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“April 24th marks the 89th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. Between 1915 and 1923 the rulers of the old Ottoman Empire killed or deported over 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children in a systematic policy of ethnic extermination.”

“I thank Armenian Americans for their persistence in the struggle to gain international recognition of this atrocity. By keeping the memory of this tragedy alive, Armenian Americans remind us all of our collective responsibility to insure that such horrors are not repeated. I am proud of my work with the Armenian American community to gain broader recognition of the Armenian Genocide, including fighting alongside Senator Robert Dole in 1990 for designation of April 24 as a national day of remembrance for this tragedy.”

“I have been an unwavering supporter of many other important Armenian issues. In 1992, I authored an amendment to the Freedom Support Act making U.S. aid to Azerbaijan conditional on it taking steps to end its blockades against Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh. I supported the Humanitarian Aid Corridor Act in 1996 which prohibits U.S. assistance to any country that restricts the delivery of U.S. humanitarian aid to another country. In 2003, I cosponsored legislation to extend “permanent normal trade relations” (PNTR) to Armenia. This January, I joined Senators Barbara Boxer, George Allen, Paul Sarbanes, Russ Feingold, and Jon Corzine in asking the President to urge Turkey to lift its embargo of Armenia.”

“I join Armenian Americans and Armenians worldwide in mourning the victims of the Armenian Genocide and I call on governments and people everywhere to formally recognize this tragedy. Only by learning from this dark period of history and working to prevent future genocides can we truly honor the memories of those Armenians who suffered so unjustly.”



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 PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2004 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

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April 24 2004


Kerry Plays Politics: Recognizes 'So-Called Armenian Genocide'


November inches ever nearer, which means election year politics have
come into full swing. The Democratic Party's Presidential candidate,
Senator John Kerry, claimed that 1.5 million Armenians were the
victims of genocide during the Ottoman Era.

Kerry issued a statement for April 24, which is the day Armenians
accept as a remembrance day for 'so-called genocide'. Kerry said:
"April 24 marks the 89th anniversary of the start of the Armenian
genocide. The Former Ottoman Empire's rulers killed or exiled 1.5
million Armenian women, men and children with a systematic cleansing
policy. Americans of Armenian origin keep this tragedy alive in our
minds and they remind us to undertake the responsibility to guarantee
such dreadful events never take place again."

Kerry also pointed out that he has been an important supporter of
Armenian issues for a long time. He said that he was among the
senators who requested that U.S. President George W. Bush push Turkey
to lift its embargo on Armenia.



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