Armenia decides to send transportation platoon to Iraq

ITAR-TASS News Agency
April 26, 2004 Monday 9:10 AM Eastern Time

Armenia decides to send transportation platoon to Iraq

By Tigran Liloyan


Armenia’s military leadership has decided to send a transportation
platoon to Iraq in order to take part in post-war reconstruction in
the country.

First Deputy Defence Minister Colonel-General Mikhail Arutyunyan,
chief of Armenia’s General Staff, said on Monday sappers’ unit and
three doctors are ready to leave for Iraq.

“We should not forget that the Armenian community lives in Iraq. We
should remember of our future and make our contribution to Iraq’s
restoration,” General Arutyunyan said.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS