Pelosi ‘Could Not Accommodate’ Gul Meeting

PELOSI ‘COULD NOT ACCOMMODATE’ GUL MEETING

ASBAREZ
2/8/2007

GLENDALE–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office told Asbarez Wednesday
that a request to meeting with the Speaker by visiting Turkish Foreign
Minister Abdulla Gul was received. "The Speaker’s office was could not
accommodate that request due to scheduling issues," said Drew Hammill,
a spokesman for the Speaker, explaining that with the new budget and
other pending legislation, it was a scheduling matter.

Gul told reporters that he was not going to meet with Pelosi because,
"She is devoted to this problem (Armenian problem). So, it will be
difficult to talk to her. But I will meet with the people close to
her and express our position."

Gul was expected to meet with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer
(D-Mich.) and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Tom
Lantos (D-Calif.)

Before the November elections, Pelosi pledged that she would support
a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide if she became Speaker
of the House.

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