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October 26, 2007

Rice appeals Congress to drop Armenia "genocide" bill

Filed under: Uncategorized — barabie @ 1:11 am

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) — U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appealed to lawmakers on Wednesday to drop an Armenian “genocide” resolution at current “delicate time with Turkey.”  “This is a very delicate time with Turkey,” Rice told the House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee, which voted two weeks ago to label the Ottoman Empire’s World War I massacre of Armenians as “genocide.” Noting “We have extremely important strategic interests with the Turks,” she said “I continue to believe that the passage of the … Armenian genocide resolution would severely harm our relationships with Turkey.” In addition to Rice, U.S. President George W. Bush has urged Congress to drop the resolution. “Congress has more important work to do than antagonizing a democratic ally in the Muslim world, especially one that’s providing vital support for our military every day,” in places like Iraq, Bush said last week.

Rice appeals Congress to drop Armenia “genocide” bill

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