Articles by Harut Sassounian

About Harut Sassounian (409 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.

Americana Executives and ANCA Meet to Resolve a Contentious Relationship

  Representatives of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) and senior executives of Americana shopping mall in Glendale met on Sept. 5 and agreed to put their future relationship on a better footing. The Americana at Brand (Photo: Fourbyfourblazer) This was the first meeting in [more...]

September 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Turkish Activist Admits Major Blow When Texas Recognized Armenian Genocide

Armenian-Americans knew they had scored a major victory for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide when Texas became the 46th state to recognize it. What Armenian-Americans did not realize is that the recognition by Texas had a devastating impact on the Turkish community’s lobbying efforts in [more...]

August 15, 2017 // 18 Comments

How Azerbaijan’s Paid Agents Manipulate the American Media

For several years, dozens of articles have appeared in U.S., Israeli, and European newspapers lavishly praising Azerbaijan and severely criticizing Armenia. Most of these articles are written by non-Azerbaijanis who are handsomely compensated by the Azerbaijani government. Former Congressman Dan [more...]

August 1, 2017 // 5 Comments

Azerbaijan’s U.S. Lobbying Firm’s List of Impressive Accomplishments

Several weeks ago, I wrote about the four lobbying and PR firms hired by Azerbaijan in the United States. One of these companies is the Tool Shed Group. An Azerbaijani flag flies in Baku (Photo: Gulustan) This week, I would like to present a sample of the impressive activities organized by the Tool [more...]

July 26, 2017 // 2 Comments

Aliyev Family’s Financial Role in Shipping Weapons to Terrorists

Last week I wrote about the sensational revelations by Bulgarian investigative journalist Dilyana Gaytandzhieva in Trud newspaper, who reported on leaked documents that Azerbaijan’s state-run Silk Way Airlines has shipped under diplomatic cover 350 planeloads of heavy weapons and ammunition to [more...]

July 18, 2017 // 3 Comments

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