U.S. House backs measure recognising Armenian genocide



29.10.2019 22:02

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favour of a resolution recognising the mass killings of Armenians a century ago as a genocide, a symbolic but historic vote likely to inflame tensions with Turkey.

The Democratic-controlled House voted 405-11 in favour of the resolution, which asserts that it is U.S. policy to commemorate as genocide the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chris Reese)


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