BAKU: US Congress committee passes `Armenian genocide’ bills

Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
Sept 21 2005
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US Congress committee passes `Armenian genocide’ bills

Baku, September 20, AssA-Irada
The committee on international relations of the US House of
Representatives has passed two draft laws on the recognition of the
false `genocide of Armenians’.
A representative of the US administration said at the opening of the
Committee meeting that he is opposed to the bills.
A high-ranking US official, in his letter to the Committee, wrote
that adoption of the bills contradicts the United States’ interests.
Congressman Tom Lantos of California, who earlier supported Turkey on
the so-called `genocide’ issue, has changed his position. Turkey’s
refusal to allow US troops to enter Iraq through its territories
resulted in the killings of American soldiers, he said. `Turkey
attached no importance to US interests. I therefore supported both
bills,’ Lantos said.
Congressman Dan Burton of Indiana regarded raising the `genocide’
issue in US Congress every year as `meaningless’.*

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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