Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Dashnaktsutyun Party member, Lebanese Armenian Yervant Pamboukian, believes that Armenian Genocide recognition is now an anachronism.
“We [i.e. Armenians] are only spiritually comforted when we hear that a country has recognized the Genocide,” Pamboukian told Armenian News-NEWS.am. “It’s important that Turkey, US, [and] Great Britain recognize the Genocide, since the state sources of these very countries have documents on the Genocide. The ambassadors of these very countries were the first to gather the materials of that period.
“But we know that they will never recognize the Genocide. [And] the recognition by other countries will not give us anything.”
In the ARF member’s words, Armenians need to move ahead and demand not solely financial reparations, but also the lands they have lost.
“Today, the Armenian authorities and the [Armenian] diaspora organizations need to develop and submit a [respective] joint resolution,” Yervant Pamboukian added. “Otherwise, the rest is a consolation of a burned heart.”