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Sarbanes Statement on the Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
TOWSON - U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) today released the following statement to mark the anniversary of the Armenian genocide:
"Today we commemorate the Armenian Genocide -- the deportation, forced march and massacre of 1.5 million innocent Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago.
"In what has become a bitter annual ritual for Armenian-Americans and those who stand with them, we once again call upon the Obama Administration and the United States Congress to formally and officially recognize the Armenian Genocide as a tragic and unambiguous fact of history. Such recognition is critical to fortifying America’s moral standing in the international community and, as we prepare in the coming year to mark the 100th anniversary of this tragedy, is long and painfully overdue."
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