Prime Minister of Armenia welcomes Resolution on Armenian Genocide
Prime Minister of Armenia welcomes Resolution on Armenian Genocide

“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.

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.

 

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