Wednesday, November 6 2019 12:44
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Bloomberg: Trump administration opposes resolutions on recognition of  the Armenian Genocide and imposition of sanctions against Turkey.

Bloomberg: Trump administration opposes resolutions on recognition of  the Armenian Genocide and imposition of sanctions against Turkey.

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.

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