Ruben Mehrabyan: Armenian Genocide resolution will be a topic of discussion in U.S. House of Representatives for a long time

Ruben Mehrabyan: Armenian Genocide resolution will be a topic of discussion in U.S. House of Representatives for a long time

PanARMENIAN.Net - The situation with the Armenian Genocide resolution in the U.S. Congress is not unique, but a kind of déjà vu, an Armenian expert said.

“Armenian Genocide resolution will be a topic of discussion in U.S. House of Representatives for a long time,” Ruben Mehrabyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.

“Middle East is the main source of threats for the U.S. and possible discussion of the resolution by the Congress will be conditioned by the U.S. regional interests. However, I don’t believe that the U.S. can spoil relations with Turkey or change it’s foreign policy,” he said, adding that adoption of the resolution can have unpredictable consequences in the region.

On December 17, spokesperson for the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Elizabeth S. Chouldjian said that H. Res. 252, the Armenian Genocide resolution, can be considered in the U.S. House of Representatives within the next 48 hours. The ANCA urges American Armenians to call their congressmen and demand from them that they vote for H. Res. 252 adoption, Chouldjian told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter. The ANCA, as well as famous representatives of show business of Armenian descent have initiated a campaign urging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to schedule a vote on H.Res. 252 before the House adjourns.

The Armenian Genocide resolution

The resolution affirming the U.S. record on the Armenian Genocide (H.Res.252) was formally introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Adam Schiff (D.-CA), George Radanovich (R.-CA), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D.-NJ), and Mark Kirk (R.-Ill). On March 4, 2010 it was adopted with a 22-21 vote by the House Committee on Foreign Relations. A similar resolution was introduced in the Senate.

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