Hayk Demoyan: The Armenian Genocide Resolution would pass if put up to a vote

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If the Armenian Genocide Resolution is put on vote today, it will be certainly adopted, Director of the Genocide Museum-Institute, historian Hayk Demoyan said in an interview with Armenpress. According to the historian, the initial provisions of the international relations are important for the passage of the resolution. “The adoption of the resolution cannot be an urgent issue for the US Congress after the parliamentary elections in Turkey, since both Turkey and Washington need time,” Hayk Demoyan said, adding that although Europe anticipates continuation of reforms by the leader of the winning “Justice and Development” Party, there will not be sharp changes in the approach to the Armenian issue in the coming 1-2 years. According to the historian, “abrupt progress in the Karabakh issue can lead to changes in the Armenian Issue. “Nevertheless, as a historian I don’t see reasons or optimism,” Hayk Demoyan concluded.

Let us remind that introduced on January 30th by Rep. Adam Schiff along with Representative George Radanovich (R-CA), Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Joe Knollenberg (R-MI), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI), the Armenian Genocide resolution calls upon the President to ensure that the foreign policy of the United States reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide documented in the United States record relating to the Armenian Genocide. A similar resolution in the Senate (S.Res.106), introduced by Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) currently has 31 cosponsors, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D-NY).

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