Azerbaijan, Baku, March.05 / Trend U.Sadykhova/
Committee on foreign affairs of the U.S. Congress adopted the resolution on " Armenian genocide" based on American interests in foreign policy, head of the Syrian-Turkish Inter-Parliamentary Group Ismet Mahalli said.
Obtaining the support of the Armenian lobby in future elections is one of these interests, the Syrian MP said.
U.S. House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs adopted the resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide." Resolution was adopted with 23 pros and 22 cons of congressmen.
Armenia and Armenian lobby claims that the
Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. Making greater efforts to promote the issue internationally, Armenians have achieved its recognition by parliaments of some countries.
The Turkish government, describing the adoption of the resolution as a blow to Turkish-American relations, called on Armenia to open all archives and negotiate face-to-face, but not through pressure of
"The U.S. is acting in accordance with its interests and domestic politics, and in this case
Congress committee has decided to get the support of the Armenian lobby," Mahalli told Trend in a telephone conversation from Damascus.
The Syrian MP also believes that the information about the presence of Armenians' mass burial on Syrian territory, who were killed during the events of 1915, is just a statement.
"I also come from Aleppo, where Armenians were resettled most of all, but I have never heard about the existence of Armenians' mass burial. It is only a statement [of the Armenian side]," said Mahalli.
Syrian Information Minister Muhsin Bilal denied the approval of the American TV channel that there is mass burial of Armenians in the territory of the Syrian province Deir Zuvr.
Under the influence of the Armenian diasporas, the American
CBS television channel has demonstrated frames, which as though recorded "mass burial" in Syria, Russian office of TRT reported.
"This information does not correspond to reality. If we knew about their purposes, we would not permit to shoot," said the Syrian minister, commenting on the frames of the American TV channel.
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