Armenian-American spiritual leaders call on Biden to end military aid to Azerbaijan – Armenia public radio

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Spiritual leaders of Armenian-American Christians have called on President Biden to cease all US military aid to Azerbaijan – fully implementing Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act.

As you know, Armenia, the world’s first Christian nation, is today a landlocked and stranded genocide survivor state, struggling to survive on the borders of global freedom. The United States should stand with Armenia in every way, and that must begin by ending all US military aid to a nation that would wipe our old nation off the map of the world. We must never, as Americans, be complicit in such genocidal violence, ”the leaders say.

Below is the full text of the letter:

Dear President Biden,

We are writing to you today, as the spiritual leaders of American Christians of Armenian descent, asking you to cease all American military aid to Azerbaijan, a wealthy nation which has used its vast riches to assault and ethnically cleanse Armenians. Christians living on our ancient and indigenous lands. country.

We welcome your support as a Senator for Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act and were encouraged by your call, as a candidate, for this law to be enforced by your predecessor. You were right to believe that Azerbaijan violated both the spirit and the letter of this statute. Inspired and informed by the very position you have taken on this issue, we call on you today to withdraw your Section 907 waiver and fully implement this provision of US law.

As you know, Armenia, the world’s first Christian nation, is today a landlocked and stranded genocide survivor state, striving to survive on the borders of global freedom. The United States should stand with Armenia in every way, and that must begin by ending all US military aid to a nation that would wipe our old nation off the map of the world. We as Americans must never be complicit in such genocidal violence.

In light of these concerns, and in view of Azerbaijan’s well-documented model of violating internationally recognized human rights, we call on you to suspend US security and military assistance to Azerbaijan.

We look forward to learning from your renewed leadership in saving the lives of Armenian Christians.

While praying,

Archb. Hovnan Derderian
Primate, Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Archb. Anoushavan Tanielian
Prelate, Eastern Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Bishop Daniel Findikian
Primate, Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Bishop Torkom Donoyan
Prelate, Western Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Bishop Mikhael Mouradian
Eparch, Armenian Catholic eparchy

Rev. Hendrik shahnazarian
Minister, Armenian Evangelical Union

Zaven Khandjian
Executive Director Armenian Missionary Association of America

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