Azerbaijan, Baku, 21 January / Тrend corr. K. Ramazanova / Barack Obama, a presidential candidate of the United States, called on Congress to adopt the resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915.
Speaking to Armenian electors in the United States, Barak again confirmed his support to the strong Armenian community of the country, which advances general security and strengthens Armenian democracy.
Obama also promised to try his best to raise the blockade Azerbaijan and Turkey on Armenia and to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The US Congress developed a draft resolution saying that at the beginning of the 20th century the Turks of the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians. Armenians say over 1.5mln were killed.
Turkey warned the United States several times that in the case of the resolution being passed; American-Turkish relations may deteriorate.
The resolution was brought to the House of Representatives by Congressman Adam Shiff on 30 January 2007.
The American President George W Bush, the US Secretary of State and her eight predecessors opposed recognizing the Armenian genocide and passing the resolution.