(Regnum) - US President George Bush repeatedly introduced Richard Hoagland's candidature to the post of US ambassador to Armenia, the Associated Press reports.
It is worth mentioning, Armenian society was extremely negative about Richard Hoagland's candidature after the diplomat presumed statements denying the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915.
But, despite protests of Armenian society including several NGOs, Richard Hoagland's candidature proposed by the president was considered and accepted. New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez said on it that many, particularly, the US president avoid giving assessment to the villainy perpetuated in the beginning of last century in Turkey as genocide, and Hoagland's appointment can be a step backwards, which is not in interests of Armenia of the Armenian Diaspora, reports Trend.
After the elections to the Congress in the end of last year, the Senate in accordance with its regulations returned Hoagland's candidature to the president that was blocked earlier.
At the same time, Senators Robert Menendez and Harry Reid called upon the president to introduce another candidate.
Earlier, U.S. ChargГ© d'Affaires Anthony F. Godfrey announced at a news conference on November 8 that despite the fact that Armenian society was negative about Richard Hoagland's candidature approved for the position of the US Ambassador to Armenia, the US government does not consider any other candidature for the post.