Richard Giragosian: 2011 favorable for adoption of Armenian Genocide resolution

Richard Giragosian: 2011 favorable for adoption of Armenian Genocide resolution

PanARMENIAN.Net - Director of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies (ACNIS) Richard Giragosian believes that the Armenian Genocide resolution will once again be put on House floor, with more chances for success.

“In a new Congress, the resolution will have not only the traditional support of Greek and Cyprus lobby, but also of the Jewish one, offering us better chances. The atmosphere in the new House of Representatives has grown more anti-Turkic. As for the position of a new House Speaker John Boehner, it could be characterized as pro-Turkic, rather than anti-Armenian, and, I believe, his stance could be altered,” Giragosian told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.

The U.S. House Democratic Leadership failed to schedule a vote on the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H,Res.252, despite support for this human rights measure from a broad bipartisan majority, killing the prospects for the passage of this legislation during this session of Congress.

With the current Democrat-led House of Representatives coming to a close, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) said he is pushing for a vote on H. Res. 252 before U.S. Congress adjourns. Schiff said he will reintroduce the resolution if necessary next year.

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