Representative of Pentagon anxious about the passage of the Armenian
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for NATO and European Affairs
Dan Fata declared that the adoption of the Armenian Genocide
resolution `will create nationalist and anti-American moods among the
Turkish society, which is not of high opinion about the United States
even without it,’ Mediamax agency reports.
Dan Fata said this during the hearings on the `American-Turkish
relations and future challenges’ in the US House of Representatives.
`The adoption of the Armenian Genocide resolution will have a number
of negative consequences. In particular, the reaction of Turkey will
damage the US continuous efforts to reconcile Turkey and Armenia, will
hamper the military actions of the US in Iraq and Afghanistan and will
cause harm to important issues of national security.
The passage of the bill will create nationalist and anti-American
moods among the Turkish society, which is not of high opinion about
the United States even without it. Such emotional reaction will most
probably make the Turkish Government take steps that can cause
considerable harm to our activities in Iraq and Afghanistan. Turkey
has considerable contribution to the global fight against corruption
and the defense of US rights in the region, and all this will be
endangered. If we speak in a broader scope, serious damage will be
caused to the relations with NATO, which will considerably harm the
opportunities of the US to reach its short-term and long-term
targets,’ the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense stated.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress