Congress Best Bet for US Recognition of Genocide

YEREVAN (YERKIR)–As Turkey remains a key ally of the United States and is a member of NATO–the US administration’s position on the Genocide issue is not likely to change–Armenia’s ambassador to the US Arman Kirakossian–told Armenpress–responding to whether the US would change its policy [on Armenian genocide recognition] if Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry were to win the November election. Ambassador Kirakossian noted that both former president Bill Clinton and the incumbent George W. Bush promised to recognize the Armenian genocide but did not stick to their promises. "A shift in this policy can be expected only by working with US Congress," Kirakossian noted.

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