YEREVAN. – The issue on the Armenian Genocide is the problem of the Turkish nation: They will have problems as long as they keep denying it, founder of IDeA foundation, benefactor and entrepreneur Ruben Vardanyan, who is also the co-founder of the 100 LIVES initiative, said at the press-conference Sunday.
Touching on the issue that the U.S. President Barack Obama promised but never uttered the word “genocide”, he said: “It’s not that important for me what Obama says about my nation. We say that we are strong, we are alive but we will never forget. We know that the annihilation of the families of my grandmother and grandfather was a genocide. I don’t care who says what”.
Vardanyan also stressed that this is not the issue of the U.S. and it has no double standards on the international platform. “The situation for the Turks is very tough, since the denial of the Armenian Genocide deprives them of the opportunity to move forward,” he added.