ANCA Calls On Congressional Appropriators To Back Armenian American

10.11.2011 12:09

Armenian Americans are joining with friends of Armenia from across
the United States in making a final push for U.S. House and Senate
conferees to include pro-Armenian provisions- including report language
mandating at least $10 million for Nagorno Karabakh – in the Fiscal
Year 2012 foreign aid bill, reported the Armenian National Committee
of America (ANCA).

Last week, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter urging the
Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Appropriations
Subcommittees on State-Foreign Operations, to “direct USAID and the
Department of State to focus not less than $10 million for humanitarian
and development programs in the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh.” In
a statement accompanying his letter, the California legislator,
who serves on this foreign aid panel, stressed that:

“Given the continued drumbeat of bellicose rhetoric emanating
from Azerbaijan, it is more mportant than ever that the United
Statessupport the right of self-determination of the people of
Nagorno-Karabakh. Directing these resources to Nagorno-Karabakh
will not only help the people of Karabakh cope with humanitarian
crises resulting from the twin blockade by Turkey and Azerbaijan,
but it will also help to stabilize the region by demonstrating our
continued commitment to a peaceful resolution of the conflict.”

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