Executive of Nevada State, USA, recognizes Armenian Genocide
14:20, 16 April, 2015
YEREVAN, APRIL 16, ARMENPRESS: The executive of the 46th state of the USA recognized and condemned the Armenian Genocide on April 14, Armenpress reports, citing the 1st Public TV Company of Armenia. The resolution considers the first genocide of the 20th century to be a historic fact and highlights the necessity to condemn it.
Before the step of recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide by Nevada's two chambers of parliament was the declaration of the governor and state Senate President. In it the politicians not only call the President of the USA and the Congress to follow their example but also urge Turkey to accept their own past.
“Today we touch upon the events, which took place hundred years ago, on these days, in another part of the world. In several days the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be marked. In 1915 the Turkish government, using force and violence, seized the properties of the Armenians, arrested a part of them and sent the other part to deserts, condemning them to inevitable death. Due to it, 1,5 million Armenians fell martyrs”, - told the member of the State’s Parliament James Oscarson. The Congressman stated that the Armenian Genocide is a part of the US history as well, presenting the story of activities of the Near East Relief Fund, established by the instruction of the former US President Woodrow Wilson.