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Calif. Speaker Perez, Delegation Visit Dzidzernagapert

Calif. Speaker Perez, Delegation Visit Dzidzernagapert

Calif. Speaker Perez, Delegation Visit Dzidzernagapert Members of the California delegation at Dzidzernagapert with Speaker Perez at far right YEREVAN (Yerkir Media)—A delegation of state and local officials currently visiting Armenia and headed by California State Assembly Speaker John Perez visited the Dzidzernagapert memorial monument and paid respects to the memory of the 1.5 million […]

Divided we fall

Divided we fall   City Manager calls for Armenian leaders to come together on genocide memorial   By André Coleman 09/04/2013 In a strongly worded email, Pasadena City Manager Michael Beck warned leaders of two Armenian groups to stop bickering over memorial projects commemorating the Armenian Genocide.     The Aug. 23 email addressed to […]

Samantha Power to be Named UN Ambassador

Samantha Power to be Named UN Ambassador

WASHINGTON — A White House official said President Barack Obama will name former aide Samantha Power as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, reported the Associated Press. Power will replace Susan Rice, who will take over as Obama’s national security adviser. The official says Obama will announce both appointments from the White House Wednesday […]

LOUISIANA STATE SENATE RECOGNIZES KARABAKH INDEPENDENCE

LOUISIANA STATE SENATE RECOGNIZES KARABAKH INDEPENDENCE

BATON ROUGE, LA — The Louisiana State Senate adopted a resolution, yesterday, saluting the Nagorno Karabakh Republic’s independence and urging the U.S. President and Congress to support the self-determination and democratic independence of this developing democratic state, reported the Armenian National Committee of America – Eastern Region (ANCA-ER). The resolution, introduced and spearheaded by Senator […]

Sassounian: Plaintiffs File Devastating Response to Anti-Armenian Brief

Lawyers on behalf of Armenian plaintiffs responded last week to the U.S. government’s brief that had urged the Supreme Court not to review a Federal Appeals Court decision striking down a California law extending the statute of limitations on Armenian Genocide-era insurance claims. The Solicitor General, on behalf of the U.S. government, had filed a […]

Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Act Introduced in U.S. House

Reps. Grimm, Schiff, Valadao and Pallone Introduce Legislation During Prime Minister Erdogan’s White House Meetings New Measure Calls for a Just and Comprehensive International Resolution of this Crime against Humanity WASHINGTON, DC – As Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Erdogan continues his official U.S. state visit, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives introduced the Armenian Genocide […]

Defamed Armenian Americans in Wake of Boston Bombings Must Seek Full Remedy

On April 30, several days after blatantly and massively defaming Armenian Americans and causing monumental damages, Mr. Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the suspected April 15 Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, reportedly contacted the Armenian Mirror-Spectator to issue an apology to the Armenian community for “his recent statements referencing Armenians in his […]

Moles, Informants and Double Agents In Boston Marathon Bombings

The bizarre circumstances and dubious names in the Boston Marathon bombings have raised many questions that have yet to be answered by government officials and journalists. The most mysterious character is ‘Misha’ whom Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the Boston bombers, described as an Armenian convert to Islam who had supposedly brainwashed and radicalized Tamerlan, the […]

Obama congratulates Sargsyan on Re-election

Obama congratulates Sargsyan on Re-election

President Serzh Sargsyan received congratulatory message from the US President Barack Obama on his re-election. “Dear Mr. President: I would like to congratulate you on your reelection as President of the Republic of Armenia. I look forward to continuing our work together as we both begin our second terms. As we move ahead, I would […]

NO FREE U.S. FRIGATES FOR TURKEY

NO FREE U.S. FRIGATES FOR TURKEY

ANCA Joins Greek Americans in Welcoming Senate Failure to Approve U.S. Taxpayer Giveaway to Ankara WASHINGTON, DC – Despite the best efforts of Ankara’s allies in Washington, DC during the final hours of the Congressional session, the U.S. Senate refused to act yesterday on a free give-away of advanced American naval vessels to Turkey. Earlier […]

Հայաստանը և հարևանները քննարկում են Քերրիի թեկնածությունը

Հայաստանը և հարևանները քննարկում են Քերրիի թեկնածությունը

ԱՄՆ Սենատի արտաքին հարաբերությունների հանձնաժողովի նախագահ Ջոն Քերրիի հավանական նշանակումը երկրի պետքարտուղարի պաշտոնում բուռն քննարկումների առիթ է դարձել Հարավային Կովկասում. ադրբեջանցի վերլուծաբանները կանխատեսում են, որ իր հայամետ գործունեությամբ հայտնի Քերրիի կողմից պաշտոնի ստանձնումը կմեծացնի «հակաադրբեջանական» տրամադրությունները, մինչդեռ Հայաստանում «մեծ հույսեր» չեն կապում նոր պետքարտուղարի հետ: Դեկտեմբերի 21-ին Օբաման առաջադրեց Քերրիի թեկնածությունը երկրի երկրորդ պաշտոնի համար` […]

US Navy Secretary Visits Armenia

US Navy Secretary Visits Armenia

YEREVAN—Armenia’s Defense Minsiter Seyran Ohanian on Monday met with the US Secretary of Navy Ray Mabus, discussing with him regional and global security issues and opportunities for greater cooperation. The meeting was followed by a joint press conference. “The military cooperation between Armenia and the United States is developing dynamically. The relations between Armenian and […]

Ո՛չ Օբաման, ո՛չ էլ Ռոմնին արժանի չեն ամերիկահայերի

Հարութ Սասունյան «Կալիֆորնիա Կուրիեր» թերթի հրատարակիչ և խմբագիր Հայաստան կատարած իմ վերջին ուղևորության ընթացքում, լրագրողները հաճախ էին ինձ հարցնում, թե Միացյալ Նահանգների նախագահի ո՞ր թեկնածուին եմ ձայն տալու նոյեմբերի 6-ի ընտրություններում: Իմ պատասխանը հստակ էր և միանշանակ՝ ես քվե չեմ տալու ո՛չ նախագահ Օբամային, և ո՛չ էլ նահանգապետ Ռոմնիին: Վերադառնալով Միացյալ Նահանգներ, ես ուրախությամբ իմացա, […]

In Facing Its Adversaries, America’s Got a Hidden Lever: Armenia

In Facing Its Adversaries, America’s Got a Hidden Lever: Armenia

(Note: The Truman Project’s Daniel Gaynor is in Armenia and Georgia this month, studying US foreign policy, energy security and democracy issues in the Caucasus region.) Most Americans wouldn’t be shocked to learn that the largest American embassy in the world is in Baghdad, Iraq. But the second-largest is in a surprising place: Armenia. It […]

Members of Congress Express Outrage over Safarov Release

WASHINGTON—The Azerbaijani pardon, promotion and compensation of convicted Azerbaijani axe-murderer Ramil Safarov, and its harmful effects on the Nagorno Karabakh peace process, continue to be a source of considerable concern for members of the U.S. Congress, with new statements condemning the actions being released on nearly a daily basis, reported the Armenian National Committee of […]

Supreme Court asked to review Armenian Genocide-era insurance case

Supreme Court asked to review Armenian Genocide-era insurance case

Washington – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) joined an amicus brief to uphold a California law that protects the property rights of Armenian Americans, who were denied life insurance benefits during and after the Armenian Genocide. The filing follows a long and complex legal history that has included three separate and conflicting opinions […]

BREAKING NEWS: House Rejects Pro-Turkey Trade Bill

WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America on Monday welcomed the decision by the U.S. House of Representatives to defeat a watered-down version of a pro-Turkey trade measure, H.R. 2362, that would have, in its non-binding “findings,” highlighted Turkey’s role in investing in American Native tribal areas. H.R.2362 – The Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration […]

Congress May Cut off Aid to Turkey for Hosting Sudan’s Genocidal President

A Congressional committee adopted an amendment last month that would suspend U.S. foreign aid to any country hosting a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Members of Congress intend to isolate this brutal leader and help bring him to court for his crimes in Darfur. Congress decided to take this action after several countries, including […]

State Dept. Responds to ANCA Concerns on Azeri Aggression

Continues Artificial Even-Handedness in Condemning Azerbaijan’s Recent Cease-Fire Violations WASHINGTON—The U.S. State Department this month once again failed to properly condemn Azerbaijan’s escalating violence against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh in a June 13 letter responding to the Armenian National Committee of America’s (ANCA) concerns about Azerbaijan’s recent cross-border attacks. The response came to a letter by […]

Clinton Should Share Blame for Killings of Armenian Soldiers

A tragic pattern of bloody engagements continues to recur along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border at great human cost. Whenever high-level visits or international meetings are scheduled on the Artsakh (Karabagh) conflict, Azerbaijan unfailingly initiates attacks on Armenian border guards causing many casualties. Azerbaijan’s leaders hope that such hostile action will impress upon the mediating countries the […]

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