“US Senate Resolution 150 is a victory of justice and truth. On behalf of the Armenian people worldwide, I express our profound appreciation to the Senate for this landmark legislation,” Nikol Pashinyan, Prime Minister of Armenia wrote on Twitter.
US Senate Resolution 150 is a victory of justice and truth. On behalf of the #Armenia’n people worldwide, I express our profound appreciation to the Senate for this landmark legislation.
— Nikol Pashinyan (@NikolPashinyan) December 12, 2019
The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago as genocide, a move Armenia’s prime minister hailed as a “victory of justice and truth.”
The resolution, pushed by New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, recognizes the killing of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians from 1915-1923 by the Ottoman Empire.
“By passing my Armenian Genocide resolution, the Senate finally stood up to confirm history: What happened from 1915 to 1923 was — most assuredly — genocide. There is no other word for it. There is no euphemism. There is no avoiding it,” said Menendez following the December 12 vote.