Friday, December 12, 2014

Romania: Envoy to Armenia recalled over antisemitic, homophobic jokes

I suppose dismissing the Armenian Genocide wasn't helpful.

Bucharest - Romania’s ambassador to Armenia was recalled to Bucharest for consultations after he expressed what critics said were antisemitic and homophobic statements.

Sorin Vasile made the controversial statements last month during a speech at the American University of Armenia, according to MCA Romania, the Center for Monitoring and Combating Antisemitism. He was recalled Friday, according to a report on

“He dismissed the Armenian genocide by a phrase, adopted homophobic attitudes and made jokes about Jews being greedy” and “ready to break any law in order to make a profit, a clear antisemitic stereotype,” MCA Romania founders Maximillian Marco Katz and Marius Draghici wrote in a statement Friday.

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