President of Armenian Republic of Artsakh - Sahakyan - Well Received In Washington


March 30, 2018 - San Francisco - CA - - After a private dinner at the University Club for over 100 guests, the President of the small Armenian Republic of Artsakh - precariously lodged between Armenia and Azerbaijan - graciously thanked his host, The Armenian Assembly of America, for “its significant contribution in restoring and developing the economy, science, culture, and social spheres of Artsakh.”

“The Republic’s struggle for independence,” Joe David, author of The Infidels , said, “hasn’t been an easy one. The state, which extends back to the fifth century BC, has faced many hurdles. In recent years, its most turbulent one has been the ongoing conflict initiated by its Muslim neighbors to the east, the Azerbaijani.”

History: In 1921, Joseph Stalin annexed the Armenian state and made it part of Azerbaijan, which it had remained until the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991. Unfortunately, Azerbaijan has refused to recognize Artsakh’s independence. President Sahakyan was well received in his visit to Capitol Hill.– Joe David

Note: Lead image depicts lt-rt: H.E. Bako Sahakyan with the author of The Infidels, Joe David. In the review of Mr. David’s book, The Infidels; correspondent Cheryl Gatesworth noted: “The reader would do well to begin this book early in the day, as, once started, it is virtually impossible to put down…”

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