New York, New York, April 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Because the world’s largest Armenian non-profit group with a 115 yr historical past serving Armenians around the globe, the Armenian Normal Benevolent Union (AGBU) has lengthy understood the worth of an unequivocal recognition of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by america of America. After many missed alternatives, that elusive readability from an American president was lastly dropped at bear on the official document by way of the phrases of President Biden’s assertion launched at this time on April 24, 2021, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.
Referring to the homicide of 1.5 million harmless Armenians by the Ottoman Turkish authorities as genocide, President Biden despatched a transparent message that, in the long run, reality will prevail over the concerted efforts of those that commit crimes towards humanity and try to subvert justice within the face of well-documented proof.
AGBU President Berge Setrakian mirrored on President Biden’s choice to place timeless common human rights and ideas above transient geopolitical issues and pursuits.
“In the present day, the utterance of 1 phrase has redrawn the road between historic reality and the false narratives which have forged shadows of doubt and confusion amongst members of the worldwide media, academia, and the diplomatic group for many years. This has brought on nice harm to the psyches of all survivors and their descendants whose wounds are left unhealed by the well-crafted and orchestrated deception of Turkey’s authorities. The apply of historic revisionism and genocide denial, mixed with threats of retaliation towards the pursuits of United States for stating the plain, have now been discredited on the highest stage of American energy and affect.”
Setrakian factors out that President Biden’s assertion is “a step ahead” in advancing the Armenian Trigger, not solely within the context of Turkey’s injustices of the previous but additionally within the current. “Final yr, we have been tragically reminded of Turkey’s sustained enmity towards the Armenian individuals. As a key participant and backdoor aggressor within the Artsakh Battle of 2020 in assist of its ally Azerbaijan, Turkey revealed its wicked intentions—to erase Armenians and Armenian tradition from their historic lands identical to 106 years in the past, throughout the first genocide of the twentieth century.”
He additional famous, “Let U.S. Armenian Genocide recognition serve for example to all who are suffering by the hands of ruthless oppressors who elude justice that reality finally emerges regardless of how exhausting the battle or lengthy the wait. We see this not solely as a protracted overdue acknowledgement of a historic truth however as the inspiration for constructing a extra sincere and constructive future, since justice is the elemental foundation for any reconciliation. We stay hopeful that this may pave the way in which for lasting regional peace and prosperity.”
AGBU is the world’s largest non-profit group dedicated to upholding the Armenian heritage by way of academic, cultural and humanitarian applications. Every year, AGBU is dedicated to creating a distinction within the lives of 500,000 individuals throughout Armenia, Artsakh and the Armenian diaspora. Since 1906, AGBU has remained true to at least one overarching purpose: to create a basis for the prosperity of all Armenians.
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