Senior Congressional leaders serving on key foreign policy and appropriations panels have lent their support to a groundbreaking human rights measure that seeks improved Armenian-Turkish ties based upon Turkey’s acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide and a just international resolution of this still unpunished crime, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
Among the top House Committee leaders supporting H.Res.227, the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution are: Representatives Eliot Engel, the Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee; Scott Garrett, the Chairman of the Financial Markets Subcommittee on Capital Markets; Rush Holt, the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy; Steve Israel, the Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; Nita Lowey, the Ranking Member on the Appropriations Committee; Grace Napolitano, the Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power; Devin Nunes, the Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade; Janice Schakowsky, the Chief Deputy Whip; Allyson Schwartz, the Vice Ranking Member on the Budget Committee, Brad Sherman, the Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, John Tierney, the Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security; Chris Van Hollen, the Ranking Member on the Budget Committee, and; Henry Waxman, the Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Armenian military serviceman Armenak Ayvazyan was wounded on his left thigh as a result of a bullet that was fired by the adversary.
The soldier sustained the wound on Monday at around 11:55pm, and at a military base stationed in Aygepar village of Tavush Region, the MOD press service informs.
In wounded condition, Ayvazyan attempted to drive away from the danger zone. But the adversary opened fire toward the windshield of the vehicle, and as a result Ayvazyan was wounded a second time, but this time on his right wrist.
Armenak Ayvazyan is under medical supervision, and he is in stable condition.