ArmInfo.Given the extreme level of tension in US-Turkish relations, the steps of the US executive are not excluded in the direction of deepening of the process of recognition of the Armenian Genocide . MP of the National Assembly of Armenia from the "My Step" bloc Mikayel Zolyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
"Here it is necessary to take into account that if the tendency continued for years, when the administration opposed any resolutions condemning the Genocide in the Congress, Republican senators would definitely not vote in favor of Resolution No. 150. Thus, now we can state a certain coordination of the executive and legislative powers of the USA in this matter, "he stressed.
On December 12, the US Senate unanimously adopted Resolution No. 150, which denies the non- recognition of the Armenian Genocide. The document is also evidence of recognition and memory of this crime by the US government, and also promotes educational programs on this topic in order to avoid the recurrence of such atrocities now. To note, the resolution was adopted on the fourth attempt. Prior to this, the initiative of the representative of the Democrats, Senator Robert Menendez, was blocked by Senate colleagues from the Republican Party three times. Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator David Purdue and Senator Kevin Kramer.
Assessing Resolution No.150 as an additional positive signal to the developing relations between Yerevan and Washington, the parliamentarian does not consider this document in the context of potential geopolitical rearrangements. In his opinion, even the most difficult relations between Turkey and the United States do not imply, for example, the expulsion of Turkey from NATO. In this light, Zolyan views the resolution adopted by the US senators as a tribute to the restoration of historical justice.
According to him, the conflict between Washington and Ankara, generally speaking, has practically nothing to do with Armenia. And the United States and Turkey continue to be allies. In this light, in the opinion of the parliamentarian, Yerevan should continue the line aimed at establishing diplomatic relations with Ankara without preconditions. First of all, given the fact that the recognition of the Armenian Genocide has long gone beyond the framework of the Armenian-Turkish relations and has long been both a global and a purely internal problem of Turkey
On October 29, the US House of Representatives passed a majority vote of 405 votes in favor, 11 against, and adopted Resolution 296, which describes the mass killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey and the Turkish Republic as Genocide. Then, with the filing of a senior Democrat in the Foreign Affairs Committee, Robert Menendez and Congressman Ted Cruise, a similar resolution was submitted to the Senate. The Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey is the first large-scale international crime in the history of mankind committed to kill an entire nation for political and ethnic reasons. The deliberate actions of the Turkish government are reflected in indisputable facts, confirmed by irrefutable documents and evidence from a variety of sources. The number of countries recognizing the fact of the Armenian Genocide is approaching 30. In addition, the Genocide is recognized by individual entities in several countries, including 49 of the 50 US states.
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