Lebanese Parliament Passes Genocide Resolution

BEIRUT–The Lebanese Parliament unanimously approved a resolution Thursday–calling for the commemoration of the 82nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turkish government at the beginning of the century.

The resolution–which was the result of efforts put forth by the Armenian bloc of the parliament–is the first step toward a complete recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the Lebanese government–and the subsequent condemnation of relentless Turkish denial tactics.

The resolution–presented by the parliament executive–calls on all Lebanese citizens to "unite with the Armenian people on April 24" in commemorating the atrocities of 1915-1923.

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