Catholicos spoke on sending Armenian servicemen to Iraq

PanArmenian News
Nov 19 2004

CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS SPOKE ON SENDING ARMENIAN SERVICEMEN TO
IRAQ

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ “Patronal Echmiadzin hopes that the issue of
sending of the Armenian servicemen to Iraq will receive a solution,
which will take into consideration the concern of Armenians residing
in Arabian states, Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II stated
today. He also added that the Armenian Apostolic Church in the person
of the leader of the Iraqi Diocese has already expressed its concern
over the issue. To remind, the probable sending of the Armenian
servicemen to Iraq caused controversial reaction among the Armenian
society. Afraid of response from the direction of the Islamic
extremists hundreds of thousands of Armenians residing in Arabian
states including Iraq speak against the arrival of Armenian officers.
People in Arabian countries also reacted violently to the possible
sending of the Armenian contingent to Iraq. The question is still
awaiting resolution.

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