ANKARA: New U.S. Ambassador For Armenia Gets Greenlight For Senate A


July 30 2008

Marie Yovanovitch, who was nominated to be the U.S. ambassador to
Armenia, got the nod of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the
approval of her new post. Yovanovitch did not use the word "genocide"
for the 1915 events during her hearing.

A U.S. diplomat nominate moves closer to congressional approval, as
the Senate Foreign Relations Committee recommended Tuesday that the
appointment be approved. The nod came despite intense questioning by
lawmakers during her confirmation hearing.

Yovanovitch stuck clearly in the hearing to U.S. policy not to label as
"genocide" the 1915 incidents.

Last year, the White House withdrew its nomination of career diplomat
Richard Hoagland after one lawmaker blocked it in an objection to
that policy. Yovanovitch must still be approved by the full Senate
to fill a post that has remained vacant for two years.

Armenia, with the backing of the Diaspora, claims up to 1.5 million
of their kin were slaughtered in orchestrated killings in 1915. Turkey
rejects the claims, saying that 300,000 Armenians along with at least
as many Turks died in civil strife that emerged when the Armenians
took up arms for independence in eastern Anatolia.

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