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Washington Post Publishes AHI Letter "Yielding To Turkey" On Armenian Genocide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: JONATHAN CLARKE
October 30, 2000 No. 55/00 (202) 785-8430

Washington Post Publishes AHI Letter "Yielding To Turkey" On Armenian Genocide

On October 28, 2000 the Washington Post published the following letter "Yielding to Turkey" from Eugene T. Rossides in commentary on the Administration's capitulation to Turkish threats and then pressuring the House of Representatives to withdraw the Armenian Genocide Resolution.

Yielding to Turkey

Saturday , October 28, 2000 ; Page A24

The Oct. 20 news story "Hastert Withdraws 'Genocide' Resolution" revealed an extraordinary setback for American diplomatic credibility.

The Armenian genocide resolution enjoyed broad bipartisan support, and there is academic unanimity about this issue. It is thus extremely disturbing that the Clinton administration has capitulated to blackmail by a foreign state and prevailed upon Congress to accede to that blackmail.

The administration's weak-kneed surrender to Turkey's belligerence has sent a clear message to the world: Duress, threats and bluster work.

All those who wish this country ill will duly take note.

Eugene T Rossides

Washington