Letter From: Kurdish National Congress of North America
To: ANCA and Armenian Communities Armenian National Committee of America
On Wednesday, October 10th, the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs approved a resolution describing the killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I as an act of genocide in a 27-21 voting. The United States House Foreign Affairs Committee adopted the resolution the following day. The KNC-NA regards this as an important event in eliminating denial and recognizing the truth of the crimes committed against humanity.
We, the Kurdish National Congress of North America (KNC-NA), would like to congratulate the Armenian National Committee of America and other Armenian Communities for their success in spreading awareness and achieving their goal of convincing the US representatives to recognize the genocide.
The members of the KNC-NA believe in the rights of all nations and peoples and the continued strive for liberties and peace. We hope that this recent event will lead to pressures on the Turkish Republic to recognize all past and present atrocities against Armenians, Assyrians, Kurds and other groups and will change its direction to eventually find and implement peace and democracy. Although the recent resolution has no binding effect on the U.S. foreign policy, we hope that the recognition of the Armenian Genocide will not only serve as justice for the Armenian peoples, but also as a step towards promoting a truer American aim of supporting democracy in the Middle East.
The KNC-NA is in full solidarity with the Armenian people in their quest for justice. We condemn all acts of war crime and genocide. We hope these milestones will only serve as steps toward everlasting peace in our world.
Public Relations Committee
Kurdish National Congress of North America