SPEAKER PELOSI REAFFIRMS SUPPORT FOR ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RECOGNITION
NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY
APRIL 16, 2009
The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA),
has reaffirmed her longstanding support for U.S. recognition of the
Armenian Genocide, stressing her backing for the Armenian Genocide
Resolution, H.Res.252, and voicing, once again, her disappointment
that the United States has yet to officially describe this crime as
a genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
According to the Armenian National Committee of America, in a
letter sent this week to constituents throughout California’s 8th
Congressional District, the Speaker offered her personal assurance that
she "will continue to support official recognition of the Armenian
genocide," a crime she described as a "grave injustice" that "should
be officially recognized as genocide."
In recent weeks, growing support for U.S. recognition has been
reflected by the steady climb of cosponsors of the Armenian Genocide
Resolution, H.Res.252, among both Democrats and Republicans, the
unanimous decision by the House of Representatives of Hawaii, the
President’s home state, to become the 42nd to officially recognize
the Armenian Genocide, the letter recently sent by the International
Association of Genocide Scholars urging President Obama to honor his
pledge to recognize the Armenian Genocide.