WASHINGTON, DC – Building on the momentum of last week’s grassroots campaign to members of the U.S. Senate and House, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is expanding the Armenian American community’s efforts against the flawed “Madrid Principles” to include targeted calls upon the White House for a more balanced and sustainable approach to ensuring a lasting peace for Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh).
“As an advocate for peace, I cannot accept – and urge you to oppose – any resolution that runs counter to our American belief in self-determination or that would force a Christian nation under a violent Azerbaijani regime that has recruited extremists (including Afghanistani Mujahideen and ISIS militants from Syria) to fight its anti-Armenian wars,” begins a letter to President Obama and Vice-President Biden. “Today, Artsakh – despite decades of Azerbaijani aggression – remains dedicated to strengthening its democracy, further developing its open economy, and working with in partnership with regional powers, the OSCE, and the international community toward a fair and enduring regional peace.”
“At its heart, Nagorno Karabakh is a very American story, representing the victory of a free people over foreign rule. A democratic, Christian-majority, pro-Western society that stands strong against the forces of intolerance deserves our support,” continues the letter to President Obama.
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