ArmInfo. US President Donald Trump Office opposes two resolutions, adopted by the House of Representatives of the Congress, in particular on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the imposition of sanctions against Turkey, believing that these two documents could further aggravate relations with a key NATO ally. This was announced to the Bloomberg publication by a senior official of the US Department of State.
"The administration is concerned that the sanctions imposed last week in the House of Representatives in response to Turkey's military offensive in northern Syria will tie her hands and cut off options for resolving the problem on the part of the United States in connection with Turkey's actions," said the official, who asked not call him by name. However, the official did not say whether President Donald Trump is going to veto the bill.
According to him, the adoption of the resolution on the Genocide simultaneously with the condemnation of Turkey for the invasion of Syria was made at the wrong time and could lead to the adoption of legislation that will be considered punitive rather than fundamental.
It should be noted that the US House of Representatives adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide during the October 29 vote. As a result of the vote, 405 congressmen supported the resolution, opposed 11. The resolution, sponsored by Adam Schiff and Gus Bilirakis, was submitted in April this year and is aimed at denying the refusal of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire in 1915, recognition and mention of the Genocide by the US government Armenians, the importance of raising awareness of the Armenian Genocide in terms of preventing such crimes in the future.
Note that official Ankara has already issued a statement in which it condemned these actions of the House of Representatives and rejected this resolution. Turkey was also assured that these actions of the House of Representatives will affect US-Turkish relations. Ankara also criticized its American partners for adopting a bill providing for sanctions against Turkey for its military operation in Syria, as well as for the purchase of Russian S-400 systems.