January 12, 2015, France’s ambassador in Washington, giving an interview to Andrea Mitchell of NBC News, entitled “Why does France allows the provocations of anti-Muslim cartoons while laws in France say you can not deny the Holocaust and the Armenian genocide. “
What, Gerard Araud, Ambassador of France to the USA, said: “In fact, on the Armenian genocide, there is no law on the denial of the Armenian genocide. There is one law on Holocaust denial because it is not an opinion. The Holocaust took place. So you know, you do not express an opinion when you say that the Holocaust did not happen, it’s a fact. But apart from the Holocaust, everything is permitted. Of course, if there is no defamation against a person. “
At the “result of these more than clumsy statements of the Ambassador of France to the USA, Mr. Gerard Araud on MSNBC January 12, 2015 to consider the Armenian Genocide as an opinion that could deny era, the French Office for the Cause Armenian wrote a protest letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Laurent Fabius.
In the US, the NAFC has simultaneously launched a protest campaign calling with the Embassy of France in Washington. “Informs us BFCA.