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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
October 10, 2007


U.S. Administration Regrets House Foreign Affairs Committee Vote on H.Res. 106

We regret that the House Foreign Affairs Committee has approved House Resolution 106 and sent it on for consideration by the full House. The Administration continues strongly to oppose this resolution, passage of which may do grave harm to U.S.-Turkish relations and to U.S. interests in Europe and the Middle East. Nor will it improve Turkish-Armenian relations or advance reconciliation among Turks and Armenians over the terrible events of 1915.

The United States recognizes the immense suffering of the Armenian people due to mass killings and forced deportations at the end of the Ottoman Empire. We support a full and fair accounting of the atrocities that befell as many as 1.5 million Armenians during World War I, which H.Res. 106 does not do.

2007/872


Released on October 10, 2007

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