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United Against Darfur Genocide: ANCA Welcomes Joint Statement by Presidential Candidates
WASHINGTON, DC - The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) today applauded the unprecedented, bi-partisan joint statement issued by Presidential Candidates, Senators Hillary Clinton (D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ) and Barack Obama (D-IL) expressing their collective commitment to ending the ongoing genocide in Darfur.
"After more than five years of genocide, the Sudanese government and its proxies continue to commit atrocities against civilians in Darfur. This is unacceptable to the American people and to the world community," noted Senators Clinton, McCain and Obama. "Today, we wish to make clear to the Sudanese government that on this moral issue of tremendous importance, there is no divide between us. We stand united and demand that the genocide and violence in Darfur be brought to an end and that the CPA [Comprehensive Peace Agreement] be fully implemented." The complete text of the joint statement can be viewed on the Save Darfur website at: http://www.savedarfur.org/page/content/Candidates_Statement/
"A united stand on stopping the ongoing genocide in Darfur sends a powerful message to the al-Bashir government that ongoing atrocities against defenseless civilians is simply unacceptable," stated ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. "Only by speaking clearly and unequivocally on all genocides - from the Armenian Genocide, to the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda and now Sudan - can we finally put an end to the cycle of genocide plaguing our world over the past century."
Presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had condemned the Sudan genocide earlier this year in statements citing their support for passage of Armenian Genocide legislation (H.Res.106 / S.Res.106) pending in Congress.
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