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UNITED STATES CONDEMNS DESTRUCTION OF ARMENIAN CHURCH & GENOCIDE MEMORIAL IN SYRIA

posted Sep 26, 2014, 10:59 AM by Kansas City Armenian Church
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia released the following statement on the recent destruction of the Armenian Apostolic Church and Genocide Memorial in Der Zor, Syria:
 
U.S. Embassy Yerevan joins the government and people of Armenia in strongly condemning the destruction of the Armenian Church in Deir Ez-zor, Syria. This senseless act of destruction demonstrates yet again the utter disregard the terrorist organization ISIL has for the rich religious and cultural heritage of the Middle East. As Secretary Kerry has stated, ISIL has systematically committed abuses of human rights and international law and presents a global terrorist threat. Faced with this threat, the United States urges the international community to strengthen our united effort to degrade and destroy ISIL.
 
Middle East news media reported that militants belonging to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) destroyed the Church and memorial on Sunday, September 21st, which happens to be independence day in the Republic of Armenia.
 
For more information on the Armenian Apostolic Church and Genocide Memorial in Der Zor, Syria, click here.
 
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