US Senate approves Armenian Genocide recognition with 405-11 votes

13 December 2019
482 Views

The US Senate officially recognized the Armenian Genocide on Thursday, in a move that runs counter to the wishes of the Turkish government.

The process of adopting the resolution, for the “official recognition and remembrance” of the Armenian genocide, was overseen by Democratic Senator Bob Menendez.

This development comes after earlier objections by Republican senators that blocked on two different occasions the adoption of the resolution, under pressure from the White House, who claimed it would undermine the relations between Washington and Ankara.

Senator Menendez as soon as he realized there was no objection, he began his speech with the words “we have just adopted the resolution. We are on the right side of history”.

Ted Cruz, one of the senators who tabled the resolution, also welcomed the approval.

“This is the third consecutive week that we come to the Senate to ratify this resolution. And I’m grateful we did it today. The Menendez-Cruz resolution confirms the US recognition of the Armenian Genocide”, Cruz stressed.

You may be interested

Greece ranked among top 8 honeymoon destination on Pinterest
GREECE
shares24 views
GREECE
shares24 views

Greece ranked among top 8 honeymoon destination on Pinterest

Panos - Apr 20, 2021

Greece is ranked among the top 8 honeymoon destinations in the world by users of the Pinterest platform, according to…

How a BA pilot got sucked out of a cockpit window, but lived to tell the tale
WORLD
shares23 views
WORLD
shares23 views

How a BA pilot got sucked out of a cockpit window, but lived to tell the tale

Panos - Apr 20, 2021

Like all airlines, British Airways has experienced a dreadful 2020, dogged by a virus that has devoured the demand for…

Underfloor central heating from 2700 B.C. in Minoan Crete
GREECE
shares21 views
GREECE
shares21 views

Underfloor central heating from 2700 B.C. in Minoan Crete

Panos - Apr 20, 2021

From 7000 BC they built cylindrical houses with flat or vaulted roofs, at the top of which was an opening.…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.