Israel: Sponsors of genocide resolution ask Pelosi to delay vote

Sponsors of Armenian genocide resolution ask Pelosi to delay vote

Associated Press
Oct. 25, 2007

US lawmakers sponsoring a resolution that would label the 1915 killing
of Armenians in what became Turkey a genocide have asked the leader of
the House of Representatives to delay a vote on the measure because
they feared it would fail.

Support for the resolution deteriorated this month, after Turkey
recalled its US ambassador in protest and several lawmakers said they
feared it would cripple US-Turkey relations.

"We believe that a large majority of our colleagues want to support a
resolution recognizing the genocide on the House floor and they will
do so, provided the timing is more favorable," the lawmakers told the
House leader, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a letter on Wednesday.

The letter was signed by four primary sponsors of the resolution, all

The group said they would continue to work with leadership "to plan
for consideration sometime later this year, or in 2008," they added.

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