Iran’s Vice President Hamid Baghaei’s statement again testifies to the fact Iranian current political establishment headed by the President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recognizes the Armenian Genocide committed under Ottoman Empire in 1915, the MP from the Prosperous Party of Armenia (PAP) Aram Safaryan told NEWS.am.
Safaryan stressed according to the orientalist Emma Bekijanyan’s research, Iran’s society has been repeatedly raising the issue on the Armenian Genocide within the recent 18 years. “This means the Iranian nation accepts the historic truth and the Iranian Vice-President’s recent statement is based on public opinion and numerous studies of the Iranian scientists,” Safaryan said.
Iranian official stated at the conference “Iran: victory bridge” that a hundred years ago the Ottoman Government committed genocide against a certain number of Armenians. Although the Ottoman Government does not exist now, Armenians demand official apologies and restitution from Turkey, Baghaei emphasized.