Fried: H.Res.106 "wouldn't help to establish dialogue between Armenia and Turkey"

PanARMENIAN.Net - "The U.S. stands for a dialogue between Armenia and Turkey," Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, said when addressing university graduates.

The fact the Armenian Genocide resolution "did not pass in the Congress is the evidence of State Department's efficient activity," according to him.

"Personally I, Secretary of State Rice and President Bush addressed the Congress on the issue, as we think such moves do not contribute to debate on 1915 events. Of course, many innocent people died but a dialogue should determine whether to call it Genocide. Adoption of the resolution wouldn't help to establish dialogue between Armenia and Turkey. Each country has dark spot in history. U.S. had slavery and the problem of Indians, but it doesn't mean that our state is bad," he said, APA reports.
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