YEREVAN, DECEMBER 23, ARTSAKHPRESS. Former United States Ambassador to Armenia John Evans is calling for returning “the issue of the fate of Karabakh’s Armenians to the negotiating table.”
“As former U.S. Ambassador to Yerevan I no longer have significant contacts in State Department or White House, however, I urge all in authority, including Azeri and Turkish officials, to do what they can to return the issue of the fate of Karabakh’s Armenians to the negotiating table,” Evans tweeted.
John M. Evans served as U.S. Ambassador to Armenia from 2004 to 2006, until President George W. Bush dismissed him from office. According to some reports the sudden dismissal of Evans was due to his outspoken support for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
In 2016, Evans wrote the book titled Truth Held Hostage: America and the Armenian Genocide. What Then? What Now?
In 2021, President Joe Biden became the first U.S. President to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide.