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Armenian Assembly of America The first & largest, non-partisan, Washington, DC-based Armenian advocacy organization in America. Established in 1972.
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The most alarming development is the threat of nuclear “catastrophe” made by Azerbaijani Defense Ministry spokesman Vagi...
07/18/2020
Azerbaijan Threatens Chernobyl-Style ‘Catastrophe’ In Caucasus Drone War

The most alarming development is the threat of nuclear “catastrophe” made by Azerbaijani Defense Ministry spokesman Vagif Dargyakhly on Thursday.

According to TASS, Dargyakhly stated that their weapons “are capable of hitting the Metzamur Atomic Energy Station with high accuracy, which will turn into a catastrophe for Armenia.”

Azerbaijan has threatened to hit Armenia's only nuclear power station after an alleged Armenian threat to the Mingachevir dam, in the latest round of a conflict between the two countries that has recently featured an alarming buildup of drone air forces between the two sides.

Today, in a letter to the President of the United States, along with discussions and advocacy, the Armenian Assembly of ...
07/18/2020
Armenian Assembly Urges Administration To Dramatically Shift Its Policies Given Azerbaijan’s Attacks Against Armenia

Today, in a letter to the President of the United States, along with discussions and advocacy, the Armenian Assembly of America, urged the Administration to dramatically shift its policies given Azerbaijan’s attacks against Armenia.

The letter by Assembly Co-Chairs Anthony Barsamian and Van Krikorian states in part, “Azerbaijan’s ongoing attacks on Christian Armenia that started on Sunday, July 12 with the active support and encouragement of Turkey should signal the need for a dramatic shift in your Administration’s policies in the region.” The Assembly emphasized the most telling point in the current round of fighting – that after the 2016 Four-Day War, the parties were to implement increased monitoring and an investigative mechanism to help ensure cease-fire compliance. Only Azerbaijan has blocked those measures, so that its lobbyists and government can try to cover up more atrocities.

Letter ➡️ bit.ly/Letter2POTUS

Calls for All Military Funding To Be Cut To Azerbaijan Washington, D.C. – Today, in a letter to the President of the United States, along with discussions and advocacy, the Armenian Assembly of Ame…

Thank you, Rep Josh Gottheimer , for your strong statement in solidarity with Armenians during this difficult time. We a...
07/17/2020

Thank you, Rep Josh Gottheimer , for your strong statement in solidarity with Armenians during this difficult time.

We appreciate your support and membership of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues.

Many thanks to U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas for your strong statement of solidarity with Armenia as it continues to face unpr...
07/17/2020

Many thanks to U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas for your strong statement of solidarity with Armenia as it continues to face unprovoked and incessant attacks by Azerbaijan, backed by Turkey. Yesterday, the government of Azerbaijan threatened to destroy Armenia’s Metsamor nuclear power plant.

Once again, Kim Kardashian West, has taken to her platform to urge her followers to support Armenia and contact their U....
07/17/2020

Once again, Kim Kardashian West, has taken to her platform to urge her followers to support Armenia and contact their U.S. Representatives and take action!

Take action now by going to bit.ly/FY21NDAA for certain states and bit.ly/TakeAStandNow for everyone!

07/17/2020
Azerbaijan threatens missile strike on Armenian nuclear power plant

Azerbaijan has threatened to target Armenia's nuclear power plant following a sharp spike in hostilities in the border region between the Caucasus countries over the last week.

See article from Newsweek

The Caucusus neighbors accuse each other of shelling military positions in a flare-up of tensions over the last week.

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and Senator Cory...
07/17/2020

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the following statement on the recent escalation in violence along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border:

“Baku’s recent actions have only exacerbated violence and hindered efforts to reach lasting stability and peaceful end to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, forcing us to once again raise serious questions about our current levels of military assistance to the Government of Azerbaijan. Providing nearly $120 million in security assistance to a regime that flouts a peace process co-chaired by the U.S. is absurd. We call on the Trump administration to immediately halt this assistance and fully respect Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act.”

In a June 3, 2020 letter, Ranking Member Menendez requested the Government Accountability Office (GAO) formally open a review of the provision of assistance to the Government of Azerbaijan due to Congress’ limited understanding of its scope, nature, and impact.

Attention Advocates❗️ www.bit.ly/FY21NDAAIn 10 hours, the House Rules Committee will discuss the merits of over 700 Amen...
07/17/2020

Attention Advocates❗️ www.bit.ly/FY21NDAA

In 10 hours, the House Rules Committee will discuss the merits of over 700 Amendments to the FY2021 NDAA.

Among the Amendments are 3 key pro-Armenian Amendments, authored by Reps. Sherman (#66), Speier (#330), and Pallone (#396).

If you live in the states and districts highlighted in accompanying graphic, please take action by 10:30 am EDT, on Friday, July 17th, 2020.

Take action now ➡️➡️ www.bit.ly/FY21NDAA

Thank you Kim Kardashian West for your staunch support of issues related to our Motherland 🇦🇲 Take action now by going t...
07/17/2020

Thank you Kim Kardashian West for your staunch support of issues related to our Motherland 🇦🇲

Take action now by going to bit.ly/TakeAStandNow

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues longtime member, Rep. Linda Sánchez, stands in solidarity with Armenians during ...
07/16/2020

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues longtime member, Rep. Linda Sánchez, stands in solidarity with Armenians during this difficult time.

Many thanks for your longtime leadership on issues of concern to Armenian American constituents in CD38. And thanks for your resolute statement on Azerbaijan's latest acts of aggression against Armenians which include threats to hit Armenia's nuclear power plant.

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues member, Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) posted a statement regarding the recent d...
07/16/2020

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues member, Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) posted a statement regarding the recent developments coming from the Armenian and Azerbaijani border.

Thank you, Congressman Nunes, for your support.

Armenian Assembly welcomes Armenian Caucus leadership letter condemning Azerbaijani Violence against Armenia and priorit...
07/16/2020
Armenian Assembly Welcomes Caucus Leadership Letter Condemning Azerbaijani Violence Against Armenia

Armenian Assembly welcomes Armenian Caucus leadership letter condemning Azerbaijani Violence against Armenia and prioritizes key amendments for the House Rules Committee

“We commend Congresswoman Speier along with Representatives Pallone and Sherman for their timely amendments,” stated Executive Director Bryan Ardouny.

"Taken together, these Members, through their amendments, are sending a strong message that attacks against Armenia and Artsakh and their civilian populations are reprehensible and will not go unanswered.”

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Leadership Prioritizes Key Amendments Before House Rules Committee Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, in a letter addressed to the Secretaries of State and …

Take action now❗️➡️ Contact your Member of Congress and urge Congress to take a stand and speak up on Azerbaijani attack...
07/16/2020

Take action now❗️

➡️ Contact your Member of Congress and urge Congress to take a stand and speak up on Azerbaijani attacks against Armenia

➡️ Take action via story link now or via bit.ly/TakeAStandNow

07/16/2020

Azerbaijan continues targeting the civilian infrastructures of Armenia’s border villages. Azerbaijani army shelled a bakery and the neighboring house in Chinari village, Armenia.

Armenian Caucus member and longtime supporter, Congressman Jim Costa’s (D-CA) statement on the recent developments in Ar...
07/16/2020

Armenian Caucus member and longtime supporter, Congressman Jim Costa’s (D-CA) statement on the recent developments in Armenia.

#BREAKINGNEWS: The Co-Chairs of the Armenia Caucus today condemned the violence along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border ne...
07/15/2020

#BREAKINGNEWS: The Co-Chairs of the Armenia Caucus today condemned the violence along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border near the village of Tavush and called on the Trump Administration to hold Azerbaijan accountable.

Congressman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) , and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper to request that the United States encourage Azerbaijan to accept international monitoring and remove snipers, heavy arms, and new weaponry along the Artsakh and Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Take action now❗️bit.ly/TakeAStandNow➡️ Contact your Member of Congress and urge Congress to take a stand and speak up o...
07/15/2020

Take action now❗️bit.ly/TakeAStandNow

➡️ Contact your Member of Congress and urge Congress to take a stand and speak up on Azerbaijani attacks against Armenia

➡️ Take action bit.ly/TakeAStandNow

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues member, Congresswoman Katherine Clark's (D-MA) statement on Azerbaijani ceasefir...
07/15/2020

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues member, Congresswoman Katherine Clark's (D-MA) statement on Azerbaijani ceasefire violations on the Armenian border

07/15/2020
Congressman Brad Sherman

House Foreign Affairs Committee and Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Member, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) statement on the current developments in Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Thank you for your continued support of Armenia and Artsakh.

See statement below ⬇️

I am very concerned by Azerbaijan’s provocations along the #Armenian border. Such actions put the lives of soldiers and civilians at risk. Unfortunately, these actions do not come as a surprise given Azerbaijan’s increasingly bellicose rhetoric towards Armenia & #Artsakh.

It’s good to see the State Department calling on all parties to show restraint and urging the resumption of negotiations.

Thank you to California’s 8th District’s Senator Andreas Borgeas, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Armenia & A...
07/14/2020
Senator Borgeas Condemns Azerbaijan Attack on Armenia

Thank you to California’s 8th District’s Senator Andreas Borgeas, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Armenia & Artsakh, for condemning Azerbaijan’s attack on Armenia.

Read full statement: ⬇️

FRESNO – Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Armenia & Artsakh, issued the following statement in response to Azerbaijan’s attack on Armenia: “I have been in communication with Armenian and Artsakh officials and confirmed that Azerbaijan launched unpr...

Thank you, Congressman TJ Cox, for your statement condemning Azerbaijan’s ceasefire violence in the past days. See below...
07/14/2020
Congressman TJ Cox

Thank you, Congressman TJ Cox, for your statement condemning Azerbaijan’s ceasefire violence in the past days.

See below ⬇️

Azerbaijan's recent attack on the region of Tavush, Armenia is a violation of the ceasefire agreement between the nations, as well as a result of Azerbaijan's refusal to allow international monitoring of their borders. The US must take a firm stance in condemning this threat to peace.

This is why I've co-sponsored an amendment introduced by Rep. Brad Sherman to H.R. 6395 - the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021- that would prohibit funds from being used to send defense articles or services to Azerbaijan.

Armenia-Azerbaijan border fighting escalates; 16 killed
07/14/2020
Armenia-Azerbaijan border fighting escalates; 16 killed

Armenia-Azerbaijan border fighting escalates; 16 killed

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan forces fought Tuesday with heavy artillery and drones, leaving at least 16 people killed on both sides, including an Azerbaijani general, in the...

Turkey’s support of Azerbaijan’s unprovoked attacks against Armenia represent a dangerous escalation of tensions in the ...
07/14/2020
Turkey’s Support of Azerbaijan’s Unprovoked Attacks Against Armenia Represent A Dangerous Escalation

Turkey’s support of Azerbaijan’s unprovoked attacks against Armenia represent a dangerous escalation of tensions in the South Caucasus, reported the Armenian Assembly of America. Tellingly, Turkey immediately knew of the Azeri offensive and publicly issued a statement of support. Such overt support of Azerbaijan by Turkey, which it supplies militarily, threatens to further destabilize the region. Destabilization of the region fits within the Erdogan government’s pattern of behavior.

Read Armenian Assembly of America's full statement below

Washington, D.C. – Turkey’s support of Azerbaijan’s unprovoked attacks against Armenia represent a dangerous escalation of tensions in the South Caucasus, reported the Armenian Assembly of America …

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the violence along the Armenia-Azerbaijan international border.  We ur...
07/14/2020
Violence along the Armenia-Azerbaijan International Border - United States Department of State

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the violence along the Armenia-Azerbaijan international border. We urge the sides to stop using force immediately, use the existing direct communication links between them to avoid further escalation, and strictly adhere to the ceasefire.

Read full statement ⬇️

The United States condemns in the strongest terms the violence along the Armenia-Azerbaijan international border. We urge the sides to stop using force immediately, use the existing direct communication links between them to avoid further escalation, and strictly adhere to the ceasefire. As a Co-.....

Thank you to Permanent Representative of Artsakh in the United States, Robert Avetisyan, and The HALO Trust Government A...
07/13/2020

Thank you to Permanent Representative of Artsakh in the United States, Robert Avetisyan, and The HALO Trust Government Affairs Manager, Kristen Katherine for the informative briefing on U.S.-Artsakh relations and demining efforts over the last two decades, as well as the insightful Q&A session from our attendees.

Please register to join us for tomorrow's session on U.S.-Armenia relations with the Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United States, H.E. Varuzhan Nersesyan, and Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA).

Register now via bit.ly/2020AdvocacyForumArmenia

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Vice Chair, Congressman Adam Schiff's (D-CA) Statement on Azerbaijani Ceasefire ...
07/13/2020
Schiff Statement on Azerbaijani Ceasefire Violations on Armenian Border | U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff of California's 28th District

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Vice Chair, Congressman Adam Schiff's (D-CA) Statement on Azerbaijani Ceasefire Violations on Armenian Border:

“I am very concerned by the recent provocative and destabilizing actions taken by Azerbaijan in recent days along the Armenian border, including the shelling of Armenian soldiers. These acts risk the lives of soldiers and civilians and raise the danger of a spiraling conflict that could be devastating to the region, particularly in the midst of a global pandemic. These actions must also be viewed in the context of Azerbaijan’s consistently bellicose rhetoric towards Armenia and Artsakh, and its refusal to allow international monitoring of their borders. I urge the State Department to make clear to all parties the need for restraint and diplomacy, and reduced tensions.”

The Official U.S. House website of Congressman Adam Schiff of California District 28

2019 Summer Interns meet The HALO Trust.
07/13/2020

2019 Summer Interns meet The HALO Trust.

A bit out of sequence, but very timely today--last year at this time, on July 11, our interns were in the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), where we visited The HALO Trust, which does vital, lifesaving work. Here you can see some photos, and later today, via our Armenian Assembly of America homepage you can listen to Kristin Stevens, Government Affairs Manager of The HALO Trust USA & Robert Avetisyan Permanent Representative of the Republic of Artsakh in the United States as they discuss the issues.

SIP 2019 memories
07/13/2020

SIP 2019 memories

In June 2019, our interns arrived in Armenia...some for the first time, some speaking Armenian, some not...All were excited by the adventure awaiting them. We promise, it IS an adventure for all, and can be as exciting as YOU make it. In June, we had toured the city, celebrated a birthday, visited Parliament,. Etchmiadzin, St. Gayane, St. Hripsime, St., Sardarapat, Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery, Matenadaran, met with a highly-respected Regional Analyst, learned how to make lavash, and more. That was in just a couple of weeks. July was even busier!

2019 memories...
07/13/2020

2019 memories...

Last year, at this time, we were already fully into our Summer Internship Program in Armenia, and loving every minute of it. Our interns were working, we were taking day & overnight trips to amazing places in Armenia and Artsakh, and interns were meeting with interesting people. We look forward to welcoming interns here in 2021. We'll be sharing a few posts & pictures from last summer's fun...Enjoy the memories and anticipation of your next visit to Armenia. Here -- a must-do -- dressing in traditional Armenian garb.

Join Katya Hovnanian Alexanian, United Student Council’s President and Mariam Khaloyan, Congressional Relations Director...
07/12/2020

Join Katya Hovnanian Alexanian, United Student Council’s President and Mariam Khaloyan, Congressional Relations Director, for a discussion on the youth’s role in government, and the Armenian Assembly of America Internship Program!

Please tune in via Instagram and ask questions!

Dear Followers,
On July 17th Armenian Assembly Representative and the President of United Student Council will discuss the topic of the youth’s role in government, and why it’s important to expose and facilitate them in civil society. They will also discuss Armenian Assembly’s notable internship opportunities and how Armenia’s youth could participate. Please tune in and come with your questions!

#armenia #washingtondc #youth #government #event #yerevan #intership #youthopportunity @ Yerevan, Armenia

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Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest, non-partisan Armenian-American advocacy organization in the United States. Since 1972, the Assembly continues to promote public awareness of Armenian issues, encourage greater Armenian-American participation in the American democratic process, and assist in humanitarian and development programs in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, while strengthening the U.S.-Armenia and U.S.-Nagorno Karabakh relationships.

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