ArmInfo.US Senator Lindsay Graham (Republican from South Carolina) blocked the vote on the draft resolution on the Armenian Genocide in the upper house of the US Congress.
In response to a proposal by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez to vote in the Senate for a draft resolution on the Genocide, Graham blocked the vote.
"A few hours ago, I discussed with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the head of the White House Donald Trump the problems that we encountered in Syria due to the military operation of Turkey. I also hope that Turkey and Armenia will be able to discuss this issue among themselves (events of 1915 ). Senators should not "rewrite history" and perceive historical realities differently from what they actually were, "said the Republican senator, whom Anadola brings.
Lindsay Graham called on congressmen to take into account the prospects for Turkish-American relations when making decisions.
Any member of the US Senate has the right to block the vote on draft resolutions.
On October 29, the US House of Representatives adopted resolution No. 296 on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The document was added to the Congress agenda in April.
405 members of the House of Representatives spoke in support of the draft resolution, and 11 were against. Turkey has declared that it ignores and considers unacceptable the biased position of the US House of Representatives on the events of 1915.
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