US-Armenian community condemns Rice’s notes regarding Armenian genocide recognition

US-Armenian community condemns Rice’s notes regarding Armenian genocide recognition


The largest U.S. Armenian group has condemned former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice “for bragging about twice killing U.S. recognition” of the Armenian genocide of 1915.


In an open letter to the Armenian-American community, Ken Hachikian, chairman of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), said Rice in her new memoir “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington” boasts of stopping the dreaded Armenian genocide resolutions” in 1991 and 2007, Hurriyet daily writes.

“Rice taking pride in covering up genocide shows what’s wrong with Washington... The powerful Armenian lobby she attacks is you. It’s me,” Hachikian said.

“Help us bring about the day when someone in Rice’s position would never dare compromise America’s standing by so wretchedly playing the genocide card as a political commodity,” he said.

Rice, now a political scientist at Stanford University, was national security advisor to former President George W. Bush, a Republican, during the latter’s first term between 2001 and 2005 and was secretary of state during his second term between 2005 and 2009.