DONALD PAYNE: IT WILL BE RIGHT FOR US TO RECOGNIZE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
04.03.2010 20:29 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ In his time, Adolf Hitler, taking advantage of
the fact Armenian Genocide was forgotten, assaulted the Europe,
Congressman Donald Payne said.
As he stated at US House Foreign Affairs hearing, Armenian Genocide
was recognized by 42 US states and 11 states of NATO. "It will be
right for US to recognize Armenian Genocide," he emphasized.
The Armenian Genocide (1915-23) was the deliberate and systematic
destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire during
and just after World War I. It was characterized by massacres, and
deportations involving forced marches under conditions designed to
lead to the death of the deportees, with the total number of deaths
reaching 1.5 million.
The majority of Armenian Diaspora communities were formed by the
To date, twenty countries and 44 U.S. states have officially recognized
the events of the period as genocide, and most genocide scholars and
historians accept this view.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress