U.S. State of Georgia House of Representatives adopted the resolution of Khojaly Massacre
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 28 /Trend/
As a result of the Khojaly campaign by Azerbaijani-American Council (AAC), Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA) and the Assembly of Turkish-American Associations (ATAA), the U.S. State of Georgia House of Representatives adopted the resolution 1594 to honor the memory of the victims of Khojaly Massacre on its 20th anniversary, told Trend in AAC.
The resolution was put for vote and passed on Friday, February 24, 2012.
Notably, the text of resolution for the first time in the US legislative history, cites the name of Armenia's President, Serzh Sargsyan, in connection with the massacre.
"Armenia continues to formally deny any responsibility for the tragedy while President Serzh Sargsyan depicted the massacre as an act of revenge to "break stereotypes"; and whereas, the 1992 Khojaly Massacre did not get adequate international recognition and it is only appropriate that the victims be properly recognized and remembered, now, be it resolved by the House of Representatives that the members of this body join in honoring the lives and memories of the victims of the 1992 Khojaly Massacre as this year marks its 20th anniversary and express their deepest and most sincere regret at their passing", said in resolution.