SUREN MANUKYAN: U.S. RECOGNIZED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN 1975
April 19, 2010 – 16:02 AMT 11:02 GMT
Armenia for the first time raised the issue of Genocide in 1965.
Discussions have been held since then, however, the present-day
situation is quite different, said Suren Manukyan, deputy director
of the Armenian Genocide Museum Institute.
"Armenia doesn’t need to prove the fact of Genocide any more. Even
those countries, which refrain from official recognition due to
political reasons, do not doubt that the massacre of Armenians in
1915 constituted Genocide," Mr. Manukyan told reporters on April 19.
He also reminded that Young Turk leaders stood trial and were sentenced
to death in 1919 for "involvement of Turkey in WWI and annihilation
of the Armenian population."
Commenting on the possibility of recognition of the Armenian Genocide
by the U.S. this year, Mr. Manukyan said that the U.S. recognized
the Genocide in 1975, when the Congress passed a relevant resolution.