ANKARA: Chirac & French Government Against Armenian Bill

CHIRAC & FRENCH GOVERNMENT AGAINST ARMENIAN BILL

Zaman, Turkey
Oct 11 2006

The French government and the ruling party have differing views on
the Armenian bill. Both the French president and the French government
evidently oppose the Armenian bill in the French National Assembly.

Chirac repeated his opposition even in his speeches in Armenia, where
he mostly dwelled on the issue. However, Internal Affairs Minister
Nicholas Sarkozy and his right hand man Patrick Deveciyan support
the Armenian bill. By supporting the bill, Sarkozy may be trying
to undermining Chirac’s camp, his main opponent in the upcoming
presidential elections.

Foreign Minister Douste Blazy made a strong speech last May speaking
out against the bill.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“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