French Senate Refuses to Address Genocide Bill

PARIS–French Senate president Christian Poncelet–once again–has refused to place the discussion of a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide on the legislature’s agenda.

Poncelet has reportedly said that the French government’s position and sentimen’s regarding this matter must be assessed–before placing the bill on the agenda.

Turkish sources reported that pro-Armenian senators have accepted Poncelet’s proposal and are awaiting word from the government.

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