Selin ATAY-TDO-Azerbaijan condemned the U.S. House of Representatives ' adoption of a draft resolution recognizing the 1915 Armenian incidents as genocide.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, the Armenian Genocide resolution was passed by a majority on October 29. The U.S. House of Representatives had passed a draft resolution recognizing the events of 1915 as "genocide."
The first reaction to the adoption of the bill came from Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. Çavuşoğlu criticized the US proxies, calling it a" disgraceful decision." "We reject the resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today," the State Department said.
Hikmet Hajiyev, head of the Foreign Policy Department of the presidency of Azerbaijan, said: “We condemn the fabricated Armenian genocide Bill No. 296 of the U.S. House of Representatives, and we think it is biased and unfair. This bill has no political, legal or historical justification. This bill was adopted as a result of the efforts of pro-Armenian lobby groups.”
By stating that Armenian and Armenian lobbying circles turned the events of 1915 into a topic of political speculation “They are trying to cover up the crimes committed by Armenians in the South Caucasus and other regions. This is why Armenia does not accept Turkey's offer to establish a joint Historical Commission to investigate the events of that period,” Hajiyev said.