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Wikileaks: Amb. Marie L. Yovanovitch's report criticizes Atmenian organizations of the USA

  • Wednesday, December 4, 15:28

 Here is a part of the confidential report by Amb. Marie L. Yovanovitch, titled: "Experience Engaging Diaspora Communities - Armenia",- Harut Sassounian, Publisher of the California Courier reported. 

The report criticizes the Armenian Diaspora for not supporting "the promotion of democracy, electoral reform, and civil society development in Armenia." However, it states that Armenian-Americans provide financial support to two think tanks: the Armenian Center for National and International Studies, and Civilitas Foundation.  

The most interesting aspect of Amb. Yovanovitch's report is the section on the Armenian-Turkish Protocols. She asserts that Armenian-American groups "pay close attention to Armenia's foreign policy decisions and are quick to mobilize their supporters against the Armenian government if the Diaspora groups believe the government is not acting in Armenia’s best interests. Many groups oppose the government’s regional reconciliation efforts on the grounds that such reconciliation does not include resolution of the simmering conflict in Nagorno-Karabagh or recognition that the Ottoman Empire engaged in genocide in 1915. Other groups though, such as the Armenian Assembly of America and AGBU, have publicly supported the government’s policies of regional cooperation and an end to Armenia's isolation in the Caucasus. In September [2009], AAA, AGBU, the Eastern and Western Diocese Churches, and the Ramkavars issued a public statement supporting President Sargsyan's foreign policy to normalize relations with Turkey.

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