Mark Udall, who serves on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide:
"Today marks the anniversary of the start of the terrible and tragic Armenian Genocide. Beginning on this date in 1915, more than half of the Armenian population was murdered, including 1.5 million men, women and children, and a half million more forced into exile," Udall said. "I stand with the Armenian community and the world today when I say, 'Never again.' We should never forget this tragedy, and we should redouble our efforts to ensure that genocide never occurs. The United States has a unique role to play in the world to prevent these tragedies from happening, and we should never lose sight of that responsibility."