Articles by Harut Sassounian

About Harut Sassounian (357 Articles)
Harut Sassounian is the publisher of The California Courier, a weekly newspaper based in Glendale, Calif. He is the president of the United Armenian Fund, a coalition of the seven largest Armenian-American organizations. He has been decorated by the president and prime minister of the Republic of Armenia, and the heads of the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic churches. He is also the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Sassounian: Armenians Should Ensure This Is the Last Azeri Attack

The world woke up last Saturday morning to the drumbeats of war from a large-scale assault by Azerbaijan on tiny Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh Republic/NKR). This was not a surprise attack! For many years, Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev has had the nasty habit of launching military attacks on [more...]

April 5, 2016 // 13 Comments

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How to Get Rich While in Congress and Even After Retirement!

Two weeks ago, I reported that former Congressman Dan Burton (R) of Indiana had resigned as chairman of the Washington-based Azerbaijan America Alliance because he had not been paid for a year. It is hard to feel sorry for a man who had eagerly gone to bed with the dictatorial regime of Azerbaijani [more...]

March 23, 2016 // 0 Comments


Former Congressman Quits Promoting Azerbaijan’s Interests in Washington

Here is news that you don’t hear every day: A former Congressman stops working for a foreign client after not receiving his pay for a year! This is exactly what happened to Congressman Dan Burton (R-Ind.) who quit last week as chairman of Azerbaijan America Alliance, a powerful Azeri propaganda [more...]

March 8, 2016 // 7 Comments


4,500 Guests Attend Special Armenian Genocide Program in Kremlin Hall

The 10th annual Armenian Music Awards (AMA) were held on Feb. 27 at the Kremlin’s Kevorkiev Hall in Moscow, with 4,500 guests in attendance. Many of Armenia’s top stars entertained the large crowd with patriotic songs and musical performances for more than four hours. This year’s [more...]

March 2, 2016 // 1 Comment

Presidential candidates 2016

Tight US Presidential Race: Good News for Armenian Americans

Now that the two major political parties have begun holding primaries to select their nominees for this fall’s presidential elections, Armenian Americans are weighing the merits of the eight remaining candidates. I would like to propose that from now on Armenians refrain from asking presidential [more...]

February 16, 2016 // 12 Comments


Sassounian: Talat’s Personal Account of the Armenian Massacres

In last week’s column, I reported that Talat Pasha, the mastermind of the Armenian Genocide, had told British intelligence officer Aubrey Herbert in 1921 that he had written “a memorandum on the Armenian massacres.” I would like now to present brief excerpts from Talat’s lengthy account [more...]

February 10, 2016 // 2 Comments

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