M. Jovanovich Replies to The Questions


Hayots Ashkhar Daily
Published on July 12, 2008

Mary Jovanovich, candidate of the US Ambassador to Armenia, has replied
to the written questions of US Presidential candidate Barrack O’bama.
These questions formed part of the hearings organized by the US House
of Foreign Affairs Committee on June 19.

In response to B. O’bama’s written question concerning the Armenian
Genocide, M. Jovanovich said, `The US Government and certainly I grieve
over the mass killings, ethnic cleansings and deportations which
deprived 1.5 million Armenians of life in the final era of the
existence of the Ottoman Empire. The United States of America considers
these events as the greatest tragedy of the 20th century, `Great
Massacres’, as many Armenians are wont to say.

When remembering about that dark page of history, I deeply understand
the grief and sufferings experienced by the Armenian people in those
times and now, and I have respect for the American-Armenian community
and the Armenian people who are making all the possible efforts towards
seeing their grief and loss recognized.’