Newspaper: Why is Armenia Parliament speaker heading to US? Newspaper: Why is Armenia Parliament speaker heading to US?
YEREVAN. – A delegation from Armenia, and led by National Assembly speaker Ararat Mirzoyan, on Sunday will head for the United States, Zhamanak (Time) newspaper reported.
“During the visit a meeting is planned with the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues. A meeting is planned [also] with Senate Republican [Party] Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as well as Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
“Mirzoyan may say that this is an extremely important visit, and after the visit, speak about its usefulness and productiveness. But from the outset it is clear that such visits are rather touristic and have no operational significance for Armenia,” Zhamanak wrote.
“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