ArmInfo.On the fourth attempt, however, the US Senate unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. Recall that Resolution No. 150 was initiated and introduced by Senators Robert Menendez and Ted Cruz. The previous three attempts were unsuccessful due to the fact that other senators vetoed the resolution at the request of the White House administration.
In addition to recognizing and commemorating the Armenian Genocide, the resolution also rejects attempts to enlist, attract or otherwise associate the US government with the denial of genocide, and encourage its origin and public understanding. The resolution provides for about the Armenian Genocide. said Menendez, speaking in the Senate.
In turn, Senator Ted Cruz noted that they had been speaking in the Senate chamber for the third week, trying to adopt this resolution. "I am grateful that today we have succeeded. This is a moment of truth that was too long," said Cruz.
It should be reminded that the House of Representatives of the Congress adopted resolutions on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by a majority of votes on October 29. Turkey then criticized this step of the House of Congress, stressing that it rejects this document.