Politics 11:45 29/10/2019 Armenia

Samantha Power: U.S. House likely to recognize Armenian Genocide

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power says the House of Representatives will likely recognize the Armenian Genocide on Tuesday.

“Armenian-Americans and Rep. Adam Schiff have tried for years to get Congress to recognize the Armenian Genocide. At long last, tomorrow, despite Turkish denial, the House will likely recognize the first genocide of the 20th century,” she tweeted.

For the first time in more than 30 years, the House of Representatives is set to hold an up-or-down vote on the Armenian Genocide Resolution (H.Res.296) on Tuesday, October 29, ANCA said. If adopted, the resolution would establish a proactive policy of recognizing Armenian genocide and challenge Turkey’s denials of the crime.

It would ensure that the United States commemorates the Armenian Genocide through official recognition and remembrance and rejects efforts to enlist, engage, or otherwise associate the United States Government with denial of the Armenian Genocide or any other genocide.

The resolution would also encourage education and public understanding of the facts of the Armenian Genocide, including the United States role in the humanitarian relief effort, and the relevance of the Armenian Genocide to modern-day crimes against humanity.



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