Armenia welcomes U.S. Senate Committee Resolution on Armenian Genocide

Armenia welcomes U.S. Senate Committee Resolution on Armenian Genocide

YEREVAN, April 11. /ARKA/. Armenia welcomes the US Senate Committee resolution on Armenian genocide, acting foreign minister Eduard Nalbandyan said in his statement.

The US Senate committee adopted an Armenian Genocide Resolution on April 10, with a vote of 12 in favor and 5 opposed.

The resolution urges the US president to ensure that U.S. foreign policy “reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and genocide documented in the United States record relating to the Armenian Genocide.”.

“We commend the principled stance of the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Robert Menendez and other members of the Committee who supported the resolution,” the acting minister said as quoted by the foreign ministry’s official website.

“On the eve of the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide the adoption by the Senate Committee of Resolution 410 is an important step on the way to restoration of historical truth and prevention of crimes against humanity,” Nalbandian said.

The Armenian Genocide was the first genocide of the twentieth century. Turkey has been denying it for decades. The Armenian genocide was recognized by tens of countries. The first was Uruguay that did so in 1965. Other nations are Russia, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, 42 U.S. states. The Armenian Genocide was recognized by the Vatican, the European Parliament, the World Council of Churches and other international organizations. –0--

14:31 11.04.2014

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