An Analysis of the Montebello Statement of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation

An Analysis of the Montebello Statement of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation

An Analysis of the Montebello Statement of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation

Dr. Ömer Lütfi TAŞCIOĞLU PhD, Scientific Consultative Committee of ANKA Institute

Introduction

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) branch in the Western United States adopted a series of decisions and demands with unanimous vote in their 49th Regional Convention that was held on June 22, 2014 in Montebello, California.

The most striking aspect of the statement is the fact that it is written like an ultimatum. Since it contains similar demands, the Montebello Statement reminds us of the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Armenia ratified on August 23, 1990 in the Armenian Parliament. In this respect, the statement is not merely reflecting the demands of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, but the demands put forth by Republic of Armenia in its declaration of independence as well. [read more]