Pelosi ‘Could Not Accommodate’Gul Meeting

GLENDALE–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office told Asbarez Wednesday that a request to meeting with the Speaker by visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Abdulla Gul was received. "The Speaker’s office was could not accommodate that request due to scheduling issues," said Drew Hammill, a spokesman for the Speaker, explaining that with the new budget and other pending legislation, it was a scheduling matter. Gul told reporters that he was not going to meet with Pelosi because, "She is devoted to this problem (Armenian problem). So, it will be difficult to talk to her. But I will meet with the people close to her and express our position." Gul was expected to meet with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Mich.) and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) Before the November elections, Pelosi pledged that she would support a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide if she became Speaker of the House.

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