The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) welcomed the European Parliament's adoption of an Armenian Genocide Centennial Resolution, emphasizing how this official action shines a bright spotlight on President Obama's much-anticipated April 24th statement regarding this crime.
“The European Parliament's strong stand for a truthful and just resolution of the Armenian Genocide underscores the stark nature of the choice before President Obama,” stated ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. “This April 24th, President Obama can take his moral cues from Pope Francis or Recep Erdogan. He can stand up for truth, along with the European Parliament, our top NATO allies, 43 U.S. states, a growing pro-justice Turkish civil society movement, and the moral conscience of the world community. Or he can opt - on the solemn Centennial of this crime - to continue enforcing a foreign government's gag-rule on honest American discourse on the Armenian Genocide.”
“As Americans, we should never outsource our nation's human rights policy or allow any foreign country - friend of foe - to compromise our nation's stand against genocide,” he added.