» Thanks to Reagan's Armenian speechwriters, the United States recognized the Armenian Genocide in 1982

Thanks to Reagan's Armenian speechwriters, the United States recognized the Armenian Genocide in 1982

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The American media is increasingly inclined to call US President Joseph Biden the events of 1915 a genocide in his traditional message on April 24.

At the same time, the precedent of using the term "genocide" by the US President when assessing the tragedy of the Armenian people was established in 1982. More about that in the article of Sputnik Armenia columnist.

First of all, it should be noted that in the majority of countries that have recognized the fact of genocide, the events of 1915 were assessed by the legislature, not by the heads of state. If so, we could have listed the United States two years ago. After all, in October 2019, the US House of Representatives, and then, in December of the same year, the Senate of the Congress passed resolutions that characterize the crime of the Young Turks as genocide.