ArmInfo.The adoption by the US Senate of a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide is indeed a decisive step towards justice, truth and international recognition of the events of 1915. On December 13, official representative of Armenia's Foreign Ministry Anna Naghdalyan said this during a briefing in Yerevan.
According to her, this is also a tribute to the memory of the victims of this crime. "Moreover, this step plays an important role in the prevention of new genocides. Unfortunately, genocidal actions and trends have not remained on the pages of history, and even today, the descendants of victims of the genocide who escaped genocide are facing identity violence," Naghdalyan said, emphasizing in this context that from this point of view, the decision of the Senate is not only encouraging, but also relevant.
She once again expressed gratitude to all members of the Senate in the person of Robert Menendez and Ted Cruz. Naghdalyan also expressed special gratitude to the Armenian organizations of the United States and American society for their active work in this process. She also said it was noteworthy that this Senate decision was made on days when the world celebrates the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide, Honoring Their Dignity and Preventing this Crime.
Touching upon criticism voiced by Turkey in this regard, Naghdalyan noted that this is not the first and not the last such statement voiced by Ankara in connection with the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide. "And the denial of the Armenian Genocide, based on vital regional interests, once again testifies that Turkey is a threat to the security of the Armenian people," said the spokeswoman for the Armenian Foreign Ministry, adding that no matter what pressure is exerted by Ankara historical truth will pave the way to victory.
Yesterday in the fourth attempt, the US Senate unanimously adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire. 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. Ankara has already issued a statement accusing Washington of attempting to politicize history and emphasized that this will negatively affect bilateral relations.
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.