WASHINGTON—Sources close to the Obama Administration report that, after months of Congressional and community pressure, the White House is set to announce the display of the Armenian Orphan Rug, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian offered the following comments in anticipation of the announcement.
“The President has a clear choice to make. If President Obama’s decision to publicly exhibit the Armenian Orphan Rug is to represent a symbol of real progress, he will speak clearly and fearlessly about the horrific and still unpunished crime that led to its creation – the Armenian Genocide.
“If, on the other hand, the President’s decision to display this artwork represents yet another cynical substitute for the very progress he promised the American people, this will be immediately evident through his continued enforcement of Turkey’s gag-rule and offensive use of euphemisms and evasive language.”
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