WASHINGTON—California Senator Barbara Boxer said she would vow to keep working towards the adoption of US policy that recognizes the Armenian Genocide and that urges the Turkish government to do the same, in a statement released on Tuesday.
“As we approach next year’s 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, be assured that I will keep working to ensure that this unspeakable crime is fully acknowledged, never forgotten, and never repeated,” Senator Barbara Boxer said in her statement.
“Recently, I joined a bipartisan majority of my colleagues on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in voting to approve S.Res.410, which remembers and observes the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide,” she said.
”I am proud to be a co-sponsor of S.Res.410, which calls the death of 1.5 million Armenians who died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923 by its rightful name – genocide. In addition, the resolution directs the President to ensure that the foreign policy of the United States reflects an appropriate understanding of issues related to human rights, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and the Armenian Genocide,” Senator Boxer said.