ANCA: INDIVIDUAL WITH STRONG RECORD IN SUPPORT OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RECOGNITION WILL SERVE AS SECRETARY OF STATE
02.12.2008 13:34 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ President-elect Barack Obama’s choice of Senator
Hillary Clinton (D-NY) to serve as his Secretary of State was welcomed
by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), Elizabeth
Chouljian, ANCA Communications Director, told PanARMENIAN.Net.
"We extend our thanks to President-elect Obama for this choice
and our congratulations to Senator Clinton on her appointment to
our nation’s top diplomatic post," said Aram Hamparian, Executive
Director of the ANCA. "We are certainly pleased to see that, for
the first time in recent memory, an individual with a strong record
in support of Armenian Genocide recognition will serve as America’s
Secretary of State."
During her tenure in the U.S. Senate, Hillary Clinton has both called
upon President Bush to honor his campaign pledge to recognize the
Armenian Genocide, and also cosponsored every Armenian Genocide
Resolution since coming into office in 2001.
"I believe the horrible events perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire
against Armenians constitute a clear case of genocide," Mrs. Clinton
said on January 24, 2008.