Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend K.Ramazanova / The adoption of resolution on the recognition of the US Congress Committee on International Relations with 27 pros and 21 cons is unfair decision, Khezer Ibrahim, the spokesman for the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on 11 October.
The US Congress Committee on International Relations adopted a resolution on the recognition of 'Armenian genocide' with majority of votes.
"The Congress calls on the US President exactly characterize the 'systematic and purposely termination of 1.5mln Armenians' as 'genocide' in his annual presidential appeal, which he will make on 24 April,on the anniversary of 'Armenian genocide'," the document said.
Immediately after the adoption of this resolution the Turkish President Abdullah Gul voiced regret that some American politicians "sacrificed huge task for small political games". He said that such steps do not befit a great and strong country like the United States. "The people of Turkey will never agree upon with this resolution," the Turkish President stressed
According to Ibrahim, congressmen acted not only in the interest of the Government, but also their own political interests. "Indeed, the adoption of this resolution is a result of pressures by the Armenian lobby. Therefore, such resolution will not positively affect the US national interests," he said.
Earlier, Anna Derse, the US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, stated that if the resolution is adopted, it will not affect on the US foreign policy, because the Congress is a separate body.
The US Ambassador to Azerbaijan noted that an only way for the resolution of the problem is a dialogue between historians and nations.
Turkey has repeatedly warned the United States that in case of adoption of Resolution 106, the US-Turkish relations might be deteriorated.
The resolution itself was submitted to the House of Representatives of the US Congress by Congressman Adam Shieff on 30 January 2007. Presently, the resolution is supported by 227 Congressmen.
US President George W.Bush has repeatedly came out against recognition of 'Armenian genocide'. The US Secretary of State and eight former Secretaries of state also came out against this resolution.